United States has for the first time successfully tested its defence system against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). A ground-based interceptor was launched at a California air base and shot down a mock ballistic missile.
As per the Pentagon, the test comes after Pyongyang fired its ninth missile this year. The test is a critical milestone in the history of the USA. It was the first live-fire test against a simulated ICBM for the Ground-Based Missile Defense.
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- The Pentagon headquarters in Washington, D.C. U.S.A.
- The Pentagon is situated across the Potomac River.