An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired from the US’ Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday. Photo: Handout An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired from the US’ Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired from the US’ Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday. Photo: Handout

US-China rivalry: America test-fires Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

  • Test shows the US nuclear deterrent is ‘safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter twenty-first century threats and reassure our allies’, USAF says
  • ‘Operators delivered an on-time, on-target sortie and provided a reminder of the readiness of the Minuteman III weapon system,’ launch task force leader says

Topic |   US-China relations
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired from the US’ Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday. Photo: Handout An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired from the US’ Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired from the US’ Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
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