U.S. Strategic Command Deletes Tweet That Appeared To Be Gibberish The department, responsible for nuclear weapons, concluded that a "very young child took advantage of the situation" when the parent, who manages the account, briefly left it "open and unattended."
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U.S. Strategic Command Deletes Tweet That Appeared To Be Gibberish

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U.S. Strategic Command Deletes Tweet That Appeared To Be Gibberish

U.S. Strategic Command Deletes Tweet That Appeared To Be Gibberish

U.S. Strategic Command Deletes Tweet That Appeared To Be Gibberish

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The department, responsible for nuclear weapons, concluded that a "very young child took advantage of the situation" when the parent, who manages the account, briefly left it "open and unattended."

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. On Sunday night, the Twitter account of U.S. Strategic Command tweeted and then deleted a bunch of letters and commas that added up to gibberish. As you may know, this is the department responsible for nuclear weapons. So people had a lot of questions. The department concluded a, quote, "very young child took advantage of the situation" when the parent who manages the account briefly left it open and unattended. It's MORNING EDITION.

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