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US Strategic Command Yanks Joke Tweet And Video About Nuclear Bombing

The US Strategic Command is catching fire for a Dr. Strangelove-ian joke it made via Twitter about using nuclear weapons.

The official Twitter account of the military branch posted a video juxtaposing New Years Eves annual Times Square ball drop with their own stealth bombers and their nuclear capability.

The tweet noted, If ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger. An accompanying video in the tweet cuts to a shot of a stealth fighter jet dropping what appear to be two thermonuclear bombs.

The resulting uproar led to a quick apology and deleted tweet and video.

An official Twitter account run by the United States military posted and then deleted a video on Monday bragging about dropping massive bombs

Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values. We apologize. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies.

— US Strategic Command (@US_Stratcom) December 31, 2018

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