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Military hails successful Pacific missile-intercept test

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    An interceptor rocket was launched Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, later successfully obliterating a mock warhead fired from a test range on Kwajalein Atoll. The intercept test was the first of its kind targeting an intercontinental-range ballistic missile like those North Korea is developing.

The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory — including Hawaii — from a North Korean attack. Read more

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