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US Strategic Command Apolgizes After Tweeting About Bomb Drop

US Strategic Command Apolgizes After Tweeting About Bomb Drop
The Times Square crystal ball on December 30, 2014 ( Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 31 December 2018 06:11 PM

The United States Strategic Command, a branch within the Department of Defense, on Monday jokingly tweeted about being “ready to drop something much, much ‘bigger’” than the Times Square ball, NBC News reports.

#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball...if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger,” reads the post, now deleted.

The tweet was followed by a video that features B-2 bombers dropping 30,000-pound conventional weapons at a test range.

U.S. Strategic Command, which controls the launch of U.S. nuclear weapons, said it was just trying to communicate it is already ready, per CNN.

Reaction from users ranged from horrified to confused.

U.S. Strategic Command has since posted an apology saying, "Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values. We apologize. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies."

The Times Square ball drop, New York City’s traditional New Year’s ceremony, happens at midnight.

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The United States Strategic Command, a branch within the Department of Defense, on Monday jokingly tweeted about being "ready to drop something much, much 'bigger'" than the Times Square ball, NBC News reports.
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