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>> 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.
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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.
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The country still has technical constraints, including a lack of satellites to operate a terminal stage missile guidance system properly.