This past week, The Pentagon successfully tested an anti-missile defense system. Lt. Gen. Trey Obering said, “Our testing has shown not only can we hit a bullet with a bullet, we can hit a spot on the bullet with a bullet. The technology has caught up.”

Those are some pretty comforting words I guess, if you’re always worried about some sort of large-scale missile attack on US soil.

According to the US Department of Defense, a missile was fired from Alaska and a second interceptor missile was fired from California about 30 minutes later. The interceptor missile then succesfully destroyed the mock-attack missile off the coast of California. Government officials are calling this latest test the most realistic of all of the missile defense tests conducted so far.