With global tension high, Defense Department postpones missile test launch set for Central Coast
Pentagon calls it a responsible approach to insuring U.S. intentions aren't misconstrued.
The government has postponed a planned intercontinental ballistic missile test from the Central Coast in what Defense Department officials are calling a responsible response to global tension.
A routine Minuteman III launched had been scheduled for Vandenberg Space Force Base for this week. The Air Force routinely test launches the unarmed missile from the base to test the readiness of equipment, and launch crews.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby called it an effort to demonstrate that we have no intention of engaging in any actions that can be misunderstood or misconstrued.
There’s no word on when the postponed launch might take place.