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Strategic Command apologizes for tweet about dropping bomb

<p>In New Year's Eve tweet that prompted an apology, US Strategic Command boasted that it was ready if ever needed to drop &quot;something much, much bigger&quot; than the Times Square ball.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jan 1, 2019, 12:49 PM

Updated 2,028 days ago


Strategic Command apologizes for tweet about dropping bomb
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees America's nuclear and missile arsenal, boasted in a New Year's Eve tweet that it's ready if ever needed "to drop something much, much bigger" than the Times Square ball.
The tweet was accompanied by video of B-2 bombers dropping two 30,000-pound conventional weapons at a test range, according to CNN, which aired the video.
The tweet on Strategic Command's Twitter account was replaced with an apology: "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 first tweet read in part: "#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball...if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger."
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