>> The US military Tuesday cheering a successful first ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile. As North Korea aims to perfect an ICBM of its own. It's a major milestone for a program meant to defend against a mounting North Korean threat. Luckily for the Pentagon, the test of the $40 billion program which is by no means guaranteed to work did.
Before the test, the Pentagon tried to tamp down expectations noting that the United States had multiple ways to shoot down a missile from North Korea. Including a THAD anti missile system in place in South Korea. And while North Korea boasts about its progress, taunting the west, saying its recent missile launch was a great leap toward sending, quote, a bigger gift package to the Yankees.
The country still has technical constraints, including a lack of satellites to operate a terminal stage missile guidance system properly.