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US Missile Defense Still Has a Long, Long Way to Go - WIRED

A ground-based interceptor rocket is launched on May 30, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The rocket from Vandenberg successfully intercepted and destroyed a target missile in space. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images. The United ...and more »

Trump and North Korea: Looking Towards the Future - Harvard Political Review

Following the inauguration of President Trump, North Korea immediately started to test the new U.S. administration, launching a ballistic missile during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the United States in February, and then conducting two more ...and more »

Missile takedown: Historic ICBM intercept test sends strong message to North Korea -

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect more accurate numbers related to hits and misses in tests dating back to 1999. WASHINGTON — A monumental intercept test for the United States' critical homeland defense system designed to defend ...and more »

Missile Defense Test Succeeds, Pentagon Says, Amid Tensions With North Korea - New York Times

WASHINGTON — A re-engineered American interceptor rocket collided with a mock intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday afternoon in the skies over the Pacific Ocean, the Pentagon said, in the first successful test of whether it could shoot down a ...and more »

Interceptor 'Completely Obliterated' Mock Missile, Pentagon Says - Bloomberg

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency released a video that it says shows the a ground-based interceptor successfully destroying a mock intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday. (Source: Bloomberg). A Raytheon Co. warhead “completely obliterated ...and more »

Countries North Korea Can Currently Hit With Their Missiles - World Press Review

According to experts, the missile test North Korea launched on the morning of May 14, had considerably longer range than prior attempts. Some scientists suggest that it may have been the new mobile missile seen in North Korea's April 15, 2017, parade ...and more »

What you need to know about the missile defense system that just intercepted a practice target in space - Popular Science

Launching a missile is easy. Hitting another missile with a missile is one of the hardest challenges of modern military engineering, and has been for decades. Today, the Pentagon successfully fired a ballistic missile interceptor at an ICBM-like target ...and more »

Test ICBM Was Successfully Intercepted According To Missile Defense Agency - The Drive

The exo-atmospheric kill vehicle slammed into its target, pulverizing it high above the earth. By Tyler RogowayMay 30, 2017. The War Zone · Ballistic Missile Defense · BMD · Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle · Ground-based midcourse defense · interceptor ...and more »

$40 Billion Later, Pentagon's Missile Defense Finally Scores a Hit - Daily Beast

After nearly two decades, the Pentagon's most important missile defense system finally hit an intercontinental ballistic missile. But will it work if North Korea attacks? David Axe. 05.30.17 6:05 PM ET. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast. The ...and more »

SEE IT: Video shows US interceptor destroying ICBM over Pacific Ocean - New York Daily News

The U.S. government blasted a long-distance warhead out of the sky on Tuesday — and now there's stunning new proof. Video released by the Pentagon shows the red-hot point of impact during the United States' historic ICBM intercept test — launched a ...and more »