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"The Pentagon admitted yesterday that the "Son of Star Wars" missile interception test flight over the Pacific on July 14 succeeded partly because the target, an unarmed Minuteman II ballistic missile warhead, had an electronic beacon on it to help to guide the "hit-to-kill" weapon. ... Critics of the missile defense program have said that earlier flight tests had been unrealistic because they made it easier for the target to be hit."
Times of London, July 28, 2001