WASHINGTON: US 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 US 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.