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U.S. Missile Defense Test Fails Over Pacific

Missile Defense Control Room file photo

The Department of Defense on Friday, July 5, 2013, announced the failure of a missile defense test over the Pacific, the third miss in a row for ABM tests. A Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor missile launched from Vandenburg AFB in California failed to connect with its target, a long-range ballistic missile launched from an atoll in the Marshall Islands. According to the Pentagon: Program officials