US tests shooting down ballistic missile in message to North Korea

(Worthy News) – The US military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii late Tuesday, officials said.

The Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai Island launched the target missile, while sailors aboard the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tracked it with radar and fired an interceptor missile to shoot it down.

The test comes amid North Korea’s ballistic missile tests and rising tensions between the US and the North. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, a close US ally, which landed in the Pacific Ocean. US President Donald Trump said “all options are on the table” in response to the test. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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