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    Pentagon Has Zombie Apocalypse Plan

    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 19: Lisa Kruis shows her zombie outfit at Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2013 in San Diego, California.  Comic Con International Convention is the world's largest comic and entertainment event and hosts celebrity movie panels, a trade floor with comic book, science fiction and action film-related booths, as well as artist workshops and movie premieres. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

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    This is not a test. The Defense Department actually has a plan in place in case zombies invade the earth and the military has to destroy them to “preserve the sanctity of human life.” In a secret military computer network, a document called CONOP 8888 provides a how-to defense against the undead. “This plan fulfills fictional contingency-planning guidance tasking for U.S. Strategic Command to develop a comprehensive [plan] to undertake military operations to preserve ‘non-zombie’ humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde,” the summary says. Amazingly, under disclaimers, a note reads: “This plan was not actually designed as a joke.” A Strategic Command spokeswoman, however, says the document is just a training tool.

    Read it at Foreign Policy