China Conducts Mid-Course Ballistic-Missile Defense Tests

Chinese H-9 surface-to-air missile
Chinese H-9 surface-to-air missile launcher
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DOHA, Qatar—China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has performed a ballistic-missile defense (BMD) test, hitting a missile in its mid-course phase. China’s Ministry of National Defense says “the test reached its desired objective” and was of a defensive nature—not aimed at any particular country...

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