The United States Air Force test fired an ICBM early Monday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. No official word as to whether or not this was in response to the recent saber rattling by North Korea; and more specifically, the North’s threats to launch a missile towards Hawaii.

Air Force Missile Test

Minuteman 3 ICBM

The Air Force Missile Test was a Minuteman 3 ICBM, and landed harmlessly in the Pacific Ocean. An Air Force spokesman said the missile hit its intended target unlike the North Korean missile tests.

North Korea, not to be outdone, criticized the United States for shoring up its missile defenses, they said that they would strengthen their nuclear arsenal in response. North Korea has been increasing its threats against the United States by saying that the U.S. is preparing for pre-emptive nuclear war.

The United States recently positioned missile defense systems in Hawaii to counter the North’s continued threats of war and hostilities. The Air Force Missile test can only be seen as a signal to Kim Jong Ill that we are not to be trifled with.

No word as to the Obama administration’s reaction to the Air Force Missile test; hopefully our President will not come out and condemn the Air Force for strengthening west coast defenses. He seems to be on the wrong side of every major issue that comes up recently.

The ICBM was configured with a National Nuclear Security Administration Test Assembly; the Air Force missile test was only to check the systems reliability and accuracy.

North Korea Hawaii Missile