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Pentagon tests long-banned ballistic missile over Pacific

One year ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. Some U.S. arms control advocates said the test risks an unnecessary arms race with Moscow.
The prototype missile was configured to be armed with a non-nuclear warhead. The Pentagon declined to disclose specifics beyond saying thew missile was launched from a “static launch stand” at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed in the open ocean. The Defense Department said the ballistic missile flew more than 500 miles.
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US tests ground-launched ballistic missile that would've been banned by INF treaty

US tests ground-launched ballistic missile that would've been banned by INF treaty

One year ago   |   By RT

The Pentagon has conducted a second test of a missile that would have been banned under the INF treaty with Russia, which the US abandoned earlier this year. A ground-based ballistic missile flew for over 500 kilometers.
The conventionally configured test missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Thursday, the US Department of Defense confirmed in a statement, giving no further details.
"Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the Department of Defense's development of future intermediate-range capabilities," the statement said.
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U.S. tests ground-launched ballistic missile after INF treaty exit

One year ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Thursday tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
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