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8/16, 1:16 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US conducts ICBM test

United States military announced on Tuesday that it had conducted a test of an Air Force Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a test re-entry vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The test was previously delayed in order to avoid further tensions with China, given that Beijing had started military exercises near Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's conspicuous visit to the island.

"This scheduled test launch is demonstrative of how our nation’s ICBM fleet illustrates our readiness and reliability of the weapon system. It is also a great platform to show the skill sets and expertise of our strategic weapons maintenance personnel and of our missile crews who maintain an unwavering vigilance to defend the homeland,” said Colonel Chris Cruise, 576th Flight Test Squadron Commander.

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