BREAKING : The U.S. Just Shot Down a Test Missile!


As North Korea continues its ICBM testing, escalating tensions and upping the ante, the United States has responded in kind.
After testing some major artillery in response, the U.S. has taken another step to send a message to the rogue North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un.
Now, the United States is testing its missile defense system, and these tests have proven to be reliable beyond a shred of doubt.
Just today, a U.S. ship successfully targeted and shot down a test missile, which was launched from a testing site in Hawaii.
From The Hill
A U.S. warship successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile in a test off the coast of Hawaii Wednesday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said.
The USS John Paul Jones detected and tracked the missile, which had been launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, before firing SM-6 guided missiles to intercept it, the agency said.
The test came two days after North Korea fired a intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, further escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
The test near Hawaii marked the second time that an SM-6 missile intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile, according to the MDA.
MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said in a statement that the missile defense test was a “key milestone” for the military’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, because it gives the naval component of the system an enhanced ability to intercept missiles in their terminal phase.
“We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves,” he said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday that his government should conduct more ballistic missile tests in the Pacific, North Korea state media reported.
The North’s latest missile launch and Kim’s apparent threat to conduct more tests in the Pacific came as the U.S. and South Korea are in the midst of joint military exercises. Those drills have been fiercely condemned by Pyongyang.
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