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And with that out of the way here goes nothing:

Apparently we’ve decided to one up Kim Jong-Il in the missile test launch department.

Hundreds of miles above southern New Mexico, it was a picture-perfect impact between two missiles. …

The pre-dawn art show was the result of the third of five tests planned at White Sands Missile Range to determine the effectiveness of THAAD � Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile. And military officials said the test went better than they could have hoped.

“This was phenomenal,” said U.S. Army Col. Charles Driessnack, the project manager for the Missile Defense Agency’s THAAD program. “It performed as expected.”

The test demonstrated the THAAD’s ability to “completely destroy that warhead so that no chemical or nuclear residue would contaminate areas” below the explosion, Driessnack said.

Due to yesterdays events this test launch received surprisingly little coverage. Is it a sign of a new defensive arms race, a new tactic to bring North Korea to the negotiating table, or a PR event to assuage the fears of the American public?

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