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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman Yvonne Morales)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Lael Huss)