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U.S. Carries Out ICBM Test Delayed During Chinese Show-of-force Over Taiwan

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Last Updated: August 16, 2022, 21:59 IST

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Soldiers fire 155mm howitzers during an annual live fire military exercise in Pingtung county, southern Taiwan, August 11, 2022. (REUTERS Image)

Soldiers fire 155mm howitzers during an annual live fire military exercise in Pingtung county, southern Taiwan, August 11, 2022. (REUTERS Image)

The United States military said on Tuesday that it had carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, delayed to avoid escalating tensions with Beijing during China's show of force near Taiwan earlier this month.

The United States military said on Tuesday that it had carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, delayed to avoid escalating tensions with Beijing during China’s show of force near Taiwan earlier this month.

The test showed “the readiness of U.S. nuclear forces and provide confidence in the lethality and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent,” a U.S. military statement said.

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first published:August 16, 2022, 21:59 IST
last updated:August 16, 2022, 21:59 IST