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Pentagon has zombie apocalypse battle plan


Posted on Saturday, 17 May, 2014 | Comment icon 26 comments

A zombie apocalypse is a rather unlikely scenario. Image Credit: DoD
The US government actually has a plan in place in the event that the dead start rising from their graves.
According to an unclassified Defense Department document entitled "CONOP 8888", the scenario of a zombie apocalypse has been used as a training template for the planning of real-world disasters and emergency operations.

Officials have gone to great lengths to detail not only the course of action that should be undertaken in such an event but to meticulously document everything from the potential origins of the outbreak to the different types of zombies they may encounter.

"The only assumed way to effectively cause causalities to the zombie ranks by tactical force is the concentration of all firepower to the head, specifically the brain," the plan states. "The only way to ensure a zombie is 'dead' is to burn the zombie corpse."

The document also details zombie awareness training, reconnaissance efforts and even the use of remote-controlled robots to help defend critical facilities against the undead hordes. Everything from military deployments to restoring civil authority is covered.

Those fearing an impending zombie uprising however can rest easy, the document's outlandish nature is designed specifically to ensure that nobody mistakes it for a prelude to a real-world event.

"Training examples for plans must accommodate the political fallout that occurs if the general public mistakenly believes that a fictional training scenario is actually a real plan," the document states.

Source: CNN | Comments (26)

Tags: Zombie, Apocalypse, Pentagon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 18 May, 2014, 15:37
get ready for the "liek zomg this will happen soon" crowd that's been saying that for 20 years
Comment icon #18 Posted by Scheming B on 18 May, 2014, 16:38
Costco, Sam's, and any other large food-chain is a horrid idea. They have raw and frozen meat there - and in three days, they will have stench and bugs galore. Bad idea - in spades. A National Guard armory or military (preferably Army or Marine Corps) Reserve armory/building - or a school - is probably the best place. They tend to be all over, easily barricadable entrances/exits, and lots of room. THEN spend a couple of days toting dry and canned foods from Costco to your new home. And, yes, the military has contingencies for EVERYTHING - to include several for alien invasion (friendly aliens,... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by paperdyer on 19 May, 2014, 0:48
It's not the craziest thing they've been spending money and time on.. Shooting in the head and burning the body works for non-zombies as well. THe military was just honing its targeting and aiming abilities. As bullet-resistant wear becomes easier to get and lighter in weight, where else are yoy going to aim for the kill?
Comment icon #20 Posted by The_Chauffer on 19 May, 2014, 11:34
I have a plan also, everyone gets baseball bats and you aim for the head!! Sadly, I'm not getting paid to come up with this plan unlike the person that wrote it
Comment icon #21 Posted by cyclopes500 on 19 May, 2014, 19:02
Something spooked them i reckon and it ain't the walking dead.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Arkitecht on 19 May, 2014, 22:30
Something spooked them alright. They should never have tried to create "Super soldiers" that could not be killed.This little "Experiment" did not turn out the way they had hoped for.The chemical that did in fact,Reanimate the dead,was not doing wht they had hoped forWhat they wanted was basicly dead soldiers that would be pretty much unstoppable, and still take orders... Well they got the unstoppable part right.But the undead do not take orders very well.And yes i know as you read this yer thinking,"You are so full of crap!"Well im sorry to say but im not.They really must have a very bad plan ... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by DieChecker on 19 May, 2014, 23:22
Something spooked them alright. They should never have tried to create "Super soldiers" that could not be killed.This little "Experiment" did not turn out the way they had hoped for.The chemical that did in fact,Reanimate the dead,was not doing wht they had hoped forWhat they wanted was basicly dead soldiers that would be pretty much unstoppable, and still take orders... Well they got the unstoppable part right.But the undead do not take orders very well.And yes i know as you read this yer thinking,"You are so full of crap!"Well im sorry to say but im not.They really must have a very bad plan ... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by FizzPuff on 20 May, 2014, 0:36
Someone been watching/playing too much the walking dead? I think so. I guess that's a good thing? I hope they know what they would actually be up against.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Arkitecht on 20 May, 2014, 3:58
So they wanted Universal Soldier (Van Dame) and got 28 Days Later? ...Hey think about it this way...The Pentagon is drawing up battle plans for it...so..something to think about.
Comment icon #26 Posted by KaTaMaRi1990 on 22 May, 2014, 0:22
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/05/16/dod.zombie.apocalypse.plan.pdf just in case anyone wants to read into it


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