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 Year’s Eve’s 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.
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