Helpless and Exposed While Trump Lies, US missile defense test fails

A US missile defense test carried out in Hawaii was unsuccessful, according to officials.

A SM-3 Block IIA missile was launched from an Aegis Ashore test site in Hawaii, but failed to shoot down an incoming dummy missile launched from an aircraft, an official told Reuters. CNN also reported on the failure, сiting several administration officials.

The missile is developed by the Raytheon Co and is used to target intermediate range missiles. It’s being worked on jointly with Japan.

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) did not comment on the outcome of the test, but confirmed that one had taken place. “The Missile Defense Agency and US 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,”Mark Wright, a spokesman for the MDA said.

The Pentagon has not publicly acknowledged the failure, however. If the failure is confirmed, it will mark the second unsuccessful test of the missile in the past year. In June, an intercept test also failed following a previous successful test in February.

North Korea, meanwhile, has ramped up its missile test launches. In September, it carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet.

During his first State of the Union address Wednesday, president Donald Trump said Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program could “very soon” pose an acute danger to the US.

“As part of our defense, we must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal, hopefully never having to use it, but making it so strong and so powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression by any other nation or anyone else,” he said.


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  1. The false flag alert posted on cell phones a few weeks ago also sounded alarms that are on a completely separate system. Unconfirmed sources tell us this was a real event that was stopped from reaching Hawaii. This cannot be the first of this type test to fail or to succeed. Why now, who benefits.

    Gordon: This is not intended to be a criticism of you but haven’t you made similar statements about the military on VT? Isn’t this what Smedley Butler was talking about? Isn’t this what Medal of Honor winner Angelo Liteky, was talking about? He died last year but he turned peace activist and returned his medal after learning how corrupt our government and military was in South America and even spent two stints in federal prison plus fines for demonstrating at the school of the Americas in Georgia. Isn’t this what Ken O’Keefe was talking about? Isn’t four star Kelly the ignorant one who likely has never read “War is a Racket?” Oh, and how did the four star generals do “defending” the country on 9/11/01? It seems to me the history teacher who graduated in history from Whittier College, a good school, was correct and Kelly was wrong. I would like to see Kelley criticize former two time MOH winner Smedley Butler the same way he criticized the History Teacher in California.

    • Here is a quote from the history teacher in California:
      “Don’t you ever freaking bring the freaking military into this classroom,” Salcido can be heard saying in the video. “I don’t understand why we let the freaking military guys come over here and recruit you at school. We don’t have pimps come into school.”
      Has any former military or Marine on VT ever known any military recruiter to truthfully provide informed consent to a young green behind the ears kid to induce him to sign on the dotted line so the lying recruiter can get an east bonus and move on? How about exposures to depleted Uranium or toxic chemicals or the waiver by the FDA so the corrupt military could test dangerous drugs on the duped military without their knowledge as noted by Ken O’keefe in the video Gordon posted 2 years ago: It seems to me the History teacher was correct and four star general Kelly wrong on this. How about our military committing war crimes in Syria as we speak with impunity?

    • here’s another link, more of the story and local talk show with various opinions.
      I am not in favor of recruiters in HS’s at all. But, the teacher did a horrible job , getting his point across.
      The guy was a city council member, teacher,.. and spoke like an idiot. He used racist language and swearing to make a point, and he didn’t come across as educated. Being a history teacher, he should have known enough to criticize our military activity and decisions, not the individual forces with insults and enemies with racism.

  3. They always do this when they are asking for money. Once they get the money and are under the gun for progress, it always works ! Mattis has a new job. No more stars, but $$$$. B B B Billions ! Sick em boy !

    • but if to mention “potential Russian aggression”, they may add a zero to the sum. US top military lives by fictions, fantastic techs that do not work, but cost much. Interesting ability to re-invent smth like AK, but make it 100 times more expensive…

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