Wondering 1) how the intel community assesses our enemies will react to escalatory videos 2) if this was approved before or after Russia tested their hypersonic missile and 3) why we are ok releasing readiness videos but not conducting joint military exercises with RoK https://t.co/C3iR77F34V— Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) December 31, 2018
Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values. We apologize. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies.— US Strategic Command (@US_Stratcom) December 31, 2018
I can't stop laughing. @US_Stratcom, a command responsible for blowing stuff, tweeted something about blowing stuff up and people got the vapors— John Noonan (@noonanjo) December 31, 2018
They got weak kneed and deleted the tweet, which is too bad. It was worth it for the replies alone.
I find it odd that STRATCOM is getting dragged for a pretty innocuous Tweet while everyone had a pretty hearty laugh over components of AFGSC having a much more protracted Twitter escapade - including a joke about nuclear war - last year. https://t.co/AWFDHvWYMe— Joseph Trevithick (@FranticGoat) January 1, 2019
I didn’t think there was anything that terrible about that @US_Stratcom tweet. I took it in the way I think they intended it: that they’re on duty and ready to execute their mission. A bit of Strangelovian humor, maybe. https://t.co/Dq6t9auYl1— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 31, 2018