This past Monday, hours before America welcomed the new year, the U.S. military command in charge of the country’s nuclear arsenal published a tweet that had people anxiously looking skyward. U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) boasted that it’s prepared to “drop something much, much bigger” than the Times Square ball traditionally dropped in New York City as part of the New Year celebrations.

The tweet and the accompanying video were quickly deleted by STRATCOM, but it was too late, and the damage was done. Consequently, STRATCOM issued an apology via Twitter. “Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste and does not reflect our values. We apologize. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies,” read the tweet.

The deleted video showed a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber releasing a payload of ordnance. Meanwhile, the words “STEALTH, READY, LETHAL” flashed on the screen as the bombs exploded on the ground.