As tensions with America’s enemies continue to ramp up, the U.S. is making sure it’s prepared for a conflict.
The U.S. Air Force and Space Force teamed up Wednesday to test launch an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. The launch came from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
A Space Force official described the launch as a way to demonstrate “the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and provide confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent.”
The launch follows reports that North Korea and Russia are working out an arms agreement – with Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un expected to meet in person soon. National security adviser Jake Sullivan says North Korea will pay a price if they go through with the deal.