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This Is The Shocking NYE Tweet The US Strategic Command Had To Retract And Apologise For

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

While the world was welcoming the New Year in high spirits, the United States Strategic Command had an outlandish way of celebrating in mind, the one that comprised of bombs and explosions.

The United States Strategic Command, the military force that supervises the launch of nuclear strikes, shared an unusual message on New Year Eve that featured B-2 bombers dropping weapons at a test range, followed by explosions. The 40-second video shared on twitter that was deleted almost three hours later of posting, was compared to the traditional Times Square crystal ball dropping.

The video that had almost 120,000 times, with music blasting in the background as words like 'Stealth', 'Ready' and 'Lethal' flashed on the screen in block letter. 

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The tweet read, "Times Square tradition rings in the New Year by dropping the big ball… if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger."

Twitter was not happy about it:

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Soon after, the US Strategic Command tweeted an apology calling the previous tweet of being in "poor taste".