No, thats not a picture of the shuttle launch from July 4. Earlier this week, and less than two weeks following the botched North Korean missile test, the United States successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (or ICBM) which flew for a total of 4,200 miles before splashing down in the waters of the Marshall Islands.
The North Korean launch raised questions about the readiness of the U.S. missile defense system, which includes interceptors housed in underground silos in California and Alaska.
My post title this morning comes courtesy of Brandon’s post two weeks ago regarding the N. Korean missile test. Indeed they do work, Brandon. Indeed they do.
Hat tip: Matt Drudge