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North Korea successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time today.

FOX's Lucas Tomlinson is at the Pentagon:

U.S. officials are now confirming that North Korea successfully tested for the first time, a long range intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM, cable of hitting Alaska.

The Pentagon now says this latest North Korean missile could travel over 4,000 miles. In May, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully shot down an ICBM in outer space in a test to see if the U.S. could bring down a rogue North Korean missile.

A long ranged missile launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific was successful intercepted by a kill vehicle fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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