It’s about time!!
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 — The country’s missile defense system passed a crucial test today as an interceptor missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California picked off a target missile over the Pacific Ocean, the Pentagon announced. The exercise, the latest in a string of tests for the sometimes troubled missile defense, indicated that the interceptor’s motor system and its “kill” component both performed as they were meant to, Lt. Gen. Henry Obering 3d said.
“I’m pleased to announce that the test that we executed today was a total success,” General Obering, the director of the Missile Defense Agency, said at a news briefing. “In fact, it exceeded even our primary objective on the test. And we also met all the secondary objectives of the test.”