U.S. Launches Unarmed ICBM From Calif. Air Force Base

An image provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile fired into the sky. (AP Photo/Vandenberg Air Force Base)

August 2, 2017

OAN Newsroom

The U.S. Air Force successfully launches an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California in response to recent aggression from North Korea.

Early Wednesday morning the U.S. fired the ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

A statement from the Air Force says the missile launch is safe, secure, and capable of detecting threats and defending U.S. allies

Reports say the missile traveled about 4200 miles before reaching the Marshall Islands.

A spokesman says the Air Force plans on more tests throughout the year.

  • Jam Jenes

    The Air Force should have dropped just off the coast of NORK.

    Lil kimmy would have a permanent wet stain in the front of his pants.

  • J. Waltam

    I wonder if this is a smart idea, and how does an ICBM detect threats and defend allies? Something’s gone missing in this report

    • kevin conen

      It defends them by eliminating the threat. I think the great leaders days are numbered.

  • Bill Jr

    Don’t They Need A Bomb On Them To Make Sure It Will Go Off, It Seems To Me That Without Testing The Entire Ignition Circuitry You Just Being Half A$$ed. ‘Well Doctor Is She Pregnant? “No, We Don’t Think So, She Looked Ok In The Reception Area Sitting Down Where She Was Browsing The Baby’s ‘R’ Us Website. Don’t Worry About It Mr. Henderson You’re Daughter Fine. Although her Boyfriend Looks Pretty Nervous. Is he Planning a Vacation, He’s Been Studying That ‘Get Away To Mexico Today’ Brochure.”

  • Roy Beane

    The End is Imminent. Just a matter of time …….. until a serious miscalculation, an accident, or being done on purpose. Bound to happen…….Sooner or later somebody is going to push the wrong button…………..

    • DocHolliday

      Having completed 30+ years in the military, I assure you there’s more than one “button” when it comes to deployment of such a weapon. The chances are better than you being audited by the IRS, mugged, tarred/feathered by BLM and struck by lightning –twice on the same day.

      That’s on our side. As for the other side, here’s where have a strong, multilayered defense pays YUGE dividends.

      Rest in peace (so to speak).

  • Sure, Not

    Hope we were at least doing simulated intercept testing as well. There is otherwise not much point to do missile tests “in response to” North Korea; they know we have ’em and if there are any sane ones left, they should recognize that our missiles are fully capable to do their intended job.

  • William Everett Hendry bhendry

    old news folks