USA to launch ICBM Minutman III on Nov 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force Base, in violation of Article 6 of the NPT, will launch a Minuteman III test ICBM hair trigger solid fuel long distance nuclear warhead (with dummy warheads) delivery system on November 18th 2009. There will be a peace protest sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom DISARM at 11:55 pm, Tuesday, Nov 17 at the base front gate (six miles north of Lompoc, California, on Highway One, Santa Barbara County).

The test missile will carry dummy warheads, but it is a missile test for nuclear delivery systems. This violates the good faith disarmament component of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

The Public Affairs department at Vandenberg Air Force Base were contacted by our friends Macgregor in the US who informed her that next week’s Minuteman launch is cancelled. They did not provide a reason for the cancellation.