The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system built by Boeingsuccessfully intercepted a threat representing a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), demonstrating the system's ability to detect, engage and then destroy targets, validating its technological advances.
The U.S. has interceptors based at Fort Greely in Alaska and four at Vandenberg AFB, about 170 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Its accelerating missile development has complicated Pentagon calculations, most recently by incorporating solid-fuel technology into its rockets.
"It marks two successes in a row, which is significant, but only two hits out of the last five attempts; that is, only a 40% success rate since early 2010", said Philip E. Coyle, a senior fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
Meanwhile, the US will test an existing missile defense system on Tuesday to try to intercept an ICBM, the first such test, officials said.
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"The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment", the Missile Defence statement added.
On Monday, North Korea tested a short-range missile that flew about 280 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan. The system is created to defend the USA against a possible missile launch from a rogue state such as North Korea. The interceptor's target would be an intercontinental-range missile fired from a test range on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific.
The test, involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, was announced by the USA military, who not long after said it had been successful. The interception is a move that the Pentagon says is akin to hitting a bullet with another bullet - though at far higher speeds. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swiftly condemned the test and vowed concerted action along with its United States ally.
With this pre-programmed test, the Pentagon was looking to see specifically how all these components performed and what additional improvements needed to be made. This is a spiral of escalation that poses the biggest threat to world peace, and increases the chances of World War 3 becoming reality.
United Nations diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said it appeared China was still only prepared to act if North Korea conducted a long-range missile launch or a nuclear test and that Beijing did not view the dozens of ballistic missile launches in the past year as warranting further United Nations sanctions.
The state has stressed that it will continue to develop a pre-emptive strike capability.
"Their ballistic missile capability will continue to threaten USA strategic interests in the Middle East", he said.
The test was aimed at verifying a new type of precision guidance system and the reliability of a new mobile launch vehicle under different operational conditions, KCNA said.
China reiterated that UN Security Council resolutions had "clear rules" about North Korean missile activities and it urged Pyongyang not to contravene them.
In a sign of growing U.S. anxiety over North Korea's weapons development, the Pentagon said on Tuesday it had shot down a mock warhead over the Pacific. He also pointed to Iran's increasing missile capabilities as threatening USA strategic interests in the Middle East.
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He then congratulated the graduates of the Harvard class of 2017 for accomplishing something that he could not. He also talked about how he met his now wife at a farewell party just as he was leaving Harvard .
Riki Ellison, founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance , described the test as "vital" prior to launch . Jeff Davis , a Pentagon spokesman, said the system also protects against potential threats from Iran.
Passers-by stopped and helped the wounded into private cars, others congregated outside the nearby Italian-run Emergency Hospital. About 2,000 U.S. service members participate in a counterterrorism mission that targets terror groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS.
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