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OFF TARGET: US Missile DEFENSE FAILS Over Hawaii

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.31.18

An important test of the nation’s anti-ballistic missile defense system totally failed in the skies over Hawaii early Wednesday, raising alarm bells throughout the Pentagon on the country’s ability to defend itself in the face of a pre-emptive North Korean nuclear strike.

According to Defense News, US military officials were alarmingly quiet following the test of America’s anti-ballistic missile system, refusing to confirm that the interception ultimately failed; the second such failure this year.

“The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) conducted a live-fire missile flight test using a Standard-Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, Wednesday morning,” said a spokesperson for the US Missile Defense Agency.

However, various news outlets reported that the tests ultimately came up short, allowing the “missile” to bypass the system and reach its intended target.

“Officials: US missile defense test failed in Hawaii early Weds. Pentagon not publicly acknowledging key ballistic missile defense test failure & officials tell @barbarastarrcnn there is a decision to not talk about it, in part because of sensitivities surrounding North Korea,” wrote CNN’s international correspondent on social media.