Is the U.S. About to Test a New Ballistic Missile?

The U.S. may be set to test a new ground-launched ballistic missile in the coming weeks, the first such weapons test since the country withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier this year.

In March, Pentagon officials told reporters that they intend to test an intermediate range ballistic missile in the November time frame. At the annual Defense News Conference in September, Robert Soofer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy for nuclear and missile defense, confirmed that the Pentagon is roughly on track for that test.

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