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In Wake Of N Korean Threat, Pentagon Tests New Anti-Missile System

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On Tuesday, the Pentagon will test its ability to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time using its own long-range interceptor missile in what is widely being seen as a test of the United States' ability to counter a North Korean missile launch. The test comes just two days after Pyongyang fired a short-range ballistic missile that traveled an estimated 248 miles, splashing down within Japan's exclusive economic zone. The Pentagon has insisted that the long-planned test of its ground-based interceptor system is not solely about North Korea, and that the test is aimed at being able to intercept any threatening intercontinental ballistic missile, including possibly from Iran in the future.

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