The US military successfully test-fired an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile on 4th October. The missile was equipped with re-entry vehicles from a base in California across the Pacific Ocean. The missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test aimed to step up efforts in the face of growing threats. The test comes a day after Pyongyang tested ballistic missile as a resumption of nuclear talks with the US. The test demonstrated that the nuclear deterrent of the US is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure its allies. The Air Force Global Strike Command said that the re-entry vehicle travelled about 6,750km across the Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
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