On Aug. 18, the Pentagon conducted a successful flight test of a ground-launched conventional cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km (300 mi.)—a weapon previously banned under the now-defunct Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The launch occurred at San Nicolas Island, California, around 2:30 p.m. local time, the Pentagon said. “The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of ...

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