MINUTEMAN III MISSLE TEST IS SEEN OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SKIES.

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 6:22 pm (UTC+0)
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The contrail from the launch of a unarmed Minuteman III missle test
from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Santa Barbara, California
lights up the night sky in Los Angeles, September 19, 2002. The two
unarmed re-entry vehicles were expected to travel 4,200 miles in 30
minutes and strike targets in the Marshall Islands, according to the
United States Air Force. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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James Brooke
James Brooke is the Russia/CIS bureau chief for Voice of America. A lifelong journalist, he covered West Africa, Brazil, the American Rocky Mountain States, Canada, and Japan/Korea for The New York Times. A resident of Moscow since 2006, he was first Bloomberg bureau chief for the region. In 2010, he joined VOA. In addition to writing Russia Watch, his weekly blog, he also does video, radio and web reports from Russia and the former USSR.

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James Brooke is VOA Moscow bureau chief, covering Russia and the former USSR. With The New York Times, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa, Latin America, Canada and Japan/Koreas. He studied Russian in college during the Brezhnev years, first visited Moscow as a reporter during the final months of Gorbachev, and then came back for reporting forays during the Yeltsin and early Putin years. In 2006, he moved to Moscow to report for Bloomberg. He joined VOA in Moscow in 2010. Follow Jim on Twitter @VOA_Moscow.

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