U.S. Tests Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

The U.S. successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday morning. The Minuteman III was tested at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California according to an Air Force Global Strike Command statement.

The statement says the test wasn’t a response to recent North Korean actions, but demonstrates the United States’ ability to deter and defend against attacks on the U.S. and allies.