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Associated Press, Published May 14 2013

Missile in scrapped test was to come from Minot

MINOT, N.D. — Air Force officials and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven say the intercontinental ballistic missile for a planned test launch that was scrapped last month because of mounting tensions with North Korea was to have come from the Minot Air Force Base missile field.

The launch was scrubbed when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened nuclear strikes against the U.S., because of concerns that North Korea might misinterpret the test launch.

A spokeswoman for Air Force Global Strike Command tells the Minot Daily News (http://bit.ly/1265HeZ ) that the next test launch of a Minot missile field missile is planned for May 21. The test launches are made from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. About three are done each year.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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