US military apologizes for New Year message that featured bombs
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US military apologizes for New Year message that featured bombs

The Monday evening message, now deleted, referred to New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City’s iconic Times Square, where exactly a minute before the midnight, a time ball atop the One Times Square tower descends in a 60-second drop to mark the transition into the next year. The US Strategic Command, however, put its own creative spin on the traditional celebration and the outcome was catastrophic. “TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball ... if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger. Watch to the end!,” read the tweet, which also featured a video of a nuclear-capable B-2 bomber dropping large payloads. Ironically, the USSTRATCOM’s twitter page features the motto: “Peace is our profess in… .” Faced with heavy backlash on social media, the force published an apology, saying the post was “in poor taste and does not reflect our values.” But the damage had been done as users continued to question the thought process that led to the disturbing tweet.  

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