According to author Ellie Cook, the United States carried out missile launches demonstrating the readiness of nuclear forces.

The title of the article states that such actions "create a huge risk of military escalation."

Earlier, the United States held a training launch of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) postponed due to tensions around Taiwan.

The launch of the rocket was also postponed in April - US Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said that this was done to avoid tension with Russia in the nuclear field.