The Navy, Air Force, Defense Department and North American Aerospace Defense Command say they are all looking into a video taken by a news helicopter in Los Angeles. It shows a rocket or some other object shooting up into the sky and leaving a large contrail over the Pacific Ocean Monday evening.
The Pentagon says officials can't confirm if there was a launch or who set it off. The possible missile launch happened around 5pm yesterday west Of Los Angeles and north of Catalina Island, approximately 35 miles out to sea.
A former Deputy Secretary of Defense told Southern California T.V. station KFMB that with President Obama in Asia, the launch could have been a show of military muscle.