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U.S. Military Apologizes for Tweet About Dropping Bombs

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Strategic Command admits joke featuring B-2 bombers was in ‘bad taste’

U.S. Strategic Command apologized on Monday for a joke in “bad taste” after tweeting it was ready to drop something “much bigger” than the traditional Times Square crystal ball at New Year.

In a message posted, and later deleted, on Twitter, the military force that controls the U.S. nuclear arsenal released a video in which B-2 bombers drop bombs, with the message: “If ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger.”

Amid the jaw-dropping and eye-raising on social media that followed, STRATCOM—whose slogan is “peace is our profession”—then tweeted 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,” it said.

A STRATCOM spokesman told NBC News the images on the video showed non-nuclear bombs.

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