missile defense

July 15, 2013 - 5:05 AM
This file photo from the last successful test of U.S. missile defense capabilities shows, a ground-based interceptor missile lifts off from Vandenberg AFB in California on December 5, 2008, en route to intercept with and destroy a target missile launched in Alaska several minutes earlier. Since then there have been three failed tests of the system, the most recent on July 5, 2013. (Photo: Missile Defense Agency)