US shoots down medium-range ballistic missile in Hawaii test
August 31, 2017
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii, officials said.
The Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai Island launched the target missile late Tuesday. Sailors aboard the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tracked it with radar and fired an interceptor missile to shoot it down.
The test comes amid North Korea's ballistic missile tests and rising tensions between the U.S and the North. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, a close U.S. ally, that landed in the Pacific Ocean. President Donald Trump said "all...