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US military deletes tacky New Year’s Eve tweet about being ‘ready to drop’ a bomb

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Welcome to 2019.

It all started when US Strategic Command (@US_Stratcom on Twitter) sent out this admittedly inappropriate New Year's Eve-themed tweet. We're including this shared version of the tweet, since the original has been deleted:

twitter.com/ChrisMac1270/status/1079889859374768128

"What kind of maniacs are running this country?" Walter M. Shaub Jr. tweeted incredulously in response. He was formerly the head of the US Office of Government Ethics until his resignation in 2017.

As part of the since-deleted tweet, US Strategic Command also included a video with it that showed a B-2 stealth bomber dropping two GPS-guided bombs. Words like "Stealth" and "Lethal" popped up on the screen during the clip, which was reportedly viewed more than 120,000 times.

According to The New York Times: "The video in the original tweet shows a B-2 stealth bomber dropping a GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator. The GPS-guided bomb weighs tens of thousands of pounds and is designed specifically to penetrate thick concrete that protects entrenched structures such as underground bunkers and weapon storage sites.

"Stratcom is one of the American military's 10 unified commands. While some of those commands oversee operations in a specific region, like the Middle East or Africa, Strategic Command oversees specific capabilities, such as the Air Force's bomber wings that can strike anywhere in the world, encrypted communications or the tracking of global weapons of mass destruction."

Which, again, is the kind of military entity you would expect to be judicious in its communications and chest-thumping (of which one would hope there certainly wouldn't be any). So it's probably no surprise that the command deleted the tweet about being "ready to drop" something much bigger than the Times Square ball and quickly sent out this as an apology:

twitter.com/US_Stratcom/status/1079881433072717824

Happy New Year!



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