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 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.

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

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