You read the headline right, The Pentagon has created a plan for what to do in the zombie apocalypse. We’ll leave it up to you whether you now feel safer, or a whole lot less safe.
Not surprisingly, this isn’t something the US military establishment is keen to talk about, butForeign Policy Magazine dug up the document, which helpfully tells us, “Because zombies pose a threat to all non-zombie human life, [Strategic Command] will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population — including traditional adversaries.”
CONOP 8888, as the document is known, is dated April 30, 2011, not 29 days earlier (or 28 days later for that matter). The authors are keen to assure us the document is not a joke, but nor is it entirely serious, saying, “The hyperbole involved in writing a ‘zombie survival plan’ actually provided a very useful and effective training tool.”