U.S. Strategic Command deletes New Year's tweet about dropping bombs

U.S. Strategic Command video

"#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball...if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger", the Monday tweet said before it was deleted.

U.S. Strategic Command on New Year's Eve tweeted a video reminding the world America has nuclear bombs, but unlike the ball at the top of Times Square, it can "drop something much, much bigger". "We apologise. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies", it said.

What an incredibly odd country. "We apologize", U.S. Strategic Command tweeted Monday.

A STRATCOM spokesman, speaking to NBC News, clarified that the images on the video showed non-nuclear bombs.

The original New Years message was sent out with a video showing a B-2 stealth bomber dropping warheads.

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Stratcom, based at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, is one of ten unified command centers for USA military.

While people across the world celebrated the dawning of the New Year overnight, the United States military thought it would be amusing to celebrate and make light of one of the things they do best: dropping massive bombs on people and places.

Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told CNN he didn't find any good-natured humor in the post, and even called it "very tacky".

Amid the outcry that followed, STRATCOM - whose slogan is "peace is our profession" - then deleted the post and tweeted an apology. We need 60 more folks to step up and give around $25 each so we can end our campaign today.

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