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Minuteman-3 Tested from Vandenberg
An unarmed Minuteman-3 intercontinental ballistic missile was test-launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The missile’s single, unarmed re-entry vehicle traveled approximately 8,200 km (5,100 miles), striking a pre-determined water target near Guam in the Northern Mariana Islands. The launch was part of a developmental test to demonstrate the weapon’s effectiveness at an extended range. The Minuteman-3 missile originated from the 564th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.
Originally posted by Enkidu
Why keep testing?
Why keep shooting things at long distances?
Why schedule tests to coincide with Iran getting all uppity about their nuke program?
Why keep testing when the Russia or North Korea could still lob one at us any minute?
I don't know. Haven't we achieved Pax Americana yet?
What's taking so long?