FOX News: US Air Force launches another long-range missile into Pacific
For the second time in a week, the U.S. Air Force test launched another long-range ballistic missile on Wednesday morning, flying more than 4,000 miles from a base in California before splashing down in the Pacific near the Marshall Islands.
The test comes just days after North Korea attempted a missile test of its own -- but failed -- as tensions remain high in the region.
The Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California by a team in Montana shortly after 3 a.m. ET, the Air Force said in a statement. Officials said the launch was planned years in advance and was not related to rising tensions with North Korea.
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Update #1: US tests intercontinental ballistic missile from California (AFP)
Update #2: US successfully launches second Minuteman III ballistic missile in 7 days (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (RT)
WNU Editor: So the system works. In addition (from FOX News) ....
.... The Air Force keeps 450 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles on alert around the clock in underground silos across three bases in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.