A ground-based interceptor lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
If Iran ever has the capability to lob a nuclear missile at the U.S., the Pentagon is “very confident” the missile interceptors already in place would foil such an attack. Said interceptors don’t always work, but the military is still upbeat about our chances.
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Eight of 14 tests of the interceptors have been successful, while the remaining tests suffered software glitches and other technical problems. But U.S. officials say the system should still work in the event of an attack.
“We are confident that the system we have in place right now, the (ground-based interceptors) that are based in Alaska and California, are sufficient to protect us from such a threat coming in from Iran and North Korea,” Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said.