Report: Hawaii’s second missile defense test failed

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A missile defense test from Hawaii on Wednesday failed, CNN reports, though the Pentagon has not yet confirmed it.

Why it matters: If confirmed, this would be the second unsuccessful test in a year. Per CNN, officials have acknowledged that the test happened, but haven't publicly acknowledged it as a failure due to "sensitivities surrounding...the upcoming Olympic Games and continuing tensions with leader Kim Jong Un."

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