US test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile to Pacific atoll

The US military conducted a successful test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this week in what it described as evidence of its ability to “deter twenty-first century threats”.An LGM-30G Minuteman III missile was fired from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late Tuesday night and successfully hit its target 6,760km (4,200 miles) away on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the US Air Force announced.The test showed that the United States’…