The Department of Defense is testing a ballistic missile that was banned for decades under a now-defunct nuclear treaty with Russia. The missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Thursday and crash landed into the Pacific Ocean after flying more than 300 miles.
Today, @usairforce @30thSpaceWing & @DoDCTO Strategic Capabilities Office successfully tested a prototype conventional, ground-launched ballistic missile. Congrats to the joint gov’t-industry team for going from concept to launch in less than 9 months! pic.twitter.com/PiZw8xXDoY
— Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper (@EsperDoD) December 12, 2019