The Pentagon’s multi-billion-dollar missile defense shield has failed for the third time in nearly five years to intercept a target missile, marking the latest disappointment in a string of lackluster flight test results since the last successful intercept test in December 2008. During a July 5 trial, the Ground-Based Interceptor was launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., against a target lofted from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is mum about the ...

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