US stages successful test of defense against simulated ICBM

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May 30, 2017 23:43
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The US military said on Tuesday it had staged a successful, first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, as concerns mount over North Korea's advancing missile and nuclear program."

The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment ... a critical milestone for this program," Vice Admiral Jim Syring, the director of the Missile Defense Agency, said in a statement.

The test came as fears mount about North Korea's advancing program to develop an ICBM capability.

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