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USA Shows North Korea How Terrifying Its Nuclear-Capable Minuteman III ICBM

What North Korea wishes it had…

Amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. military successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

An unarmed Minuteman III missile has been launched from a US Air Force base in California to ensure its “effectiveness, readiness and accuracy,” and demonstrate “national nuclear capabilities,” according to the US military. The ICBM flew over 4,000 miles, landing near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

In a statement issued by the Air Force, the recent test “ensures” the U.S. is able to maintain a “strong, credible nuclear deterrent” as a major part of national security.”

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The purpose of the test is to “verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities,” Colonel John Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, said in a statement.

The Minuteman ICBM system has been in service for 60 years, and through upgrades and improvements, this weapons system continues to meet the needs of the U.S. military.

The Air Force says it has 450 Minuteman III missiles in its arsenal.

The U.S. Air Force has 450 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles in underground silos across three bases in Wyoming, North Dakota and Montana. This number will be reduced to 400 in the coming years, according to a senior U.S. military official. But it’s still more than enough to wipe out enemies all at once from the face of the earth such as North Korea, Russia, and China.

The Minuteman III was the world’s first MIRV-capable ICBM.

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The Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicles (MIRV) permits each missile to carry multiple warheads, and direct each one at a separate target.

Peacekeeper MIRV, all eight warheads fired from only one missile.

A multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) is a ballistic missile payload containing several thermonuclear warheads, each capable of being aimed to hit one of a group of targets. One MIRV-capable missile can deliver several nuclear warheads to separate targets at once.

The Minuteman III is capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads.

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In a Minuteman test, a so-called re-entry vehicle travels more than 4,000 miles downrange to a target at Kwajalein Atoll near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

The launch comes amid escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula over the North’s attempt to develop an ICBM capable of striking targets in the continental U.S. with a nuclear warhead.

B-52 Bombers are also capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Aside from the Minuteman III, the U.S. military also maintains a fleet of long range B-2 and B-52 bombers capable of delivering nuclear weapons as well as a fleet of ballistic missile submarines like the terrifying USS Virginia. Air Force fighter jets can carry smaller tactical nuclear weapons as well.

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WikiLeaks Reveals the ISIS Tunnels the US Just Bombed Were Actually Built by the CIA

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The US government recently bombed eastern Afghanistan. The massive GBU-43 bomb was used. However, WikiLeaks is making an equally explosive claim about the incident. While US defense officials have highlighted the mission as a crucial move against terrorism, WikiLeaks is saying that the US government is actually just destroying its own creation.

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