US Air Force Test Launches Minuteman 3 Missile

The United States military said on August 16, 2022, that it had carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.

China deployed planes and fired live missiles in the Taiwan Strait after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a trip to the self-ruled island.

China considers Taiwan part of its territory and has never renounced using force to bring it under its control.

The test showed "the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and provides confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear deterrent," a U.S. military statement said.

The military said about 300 such tests had occurred before and it was not the result of any specific global event.

(Reuters)

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