Child unknowingly tweets from US nuclear command's account

Washington (AFP) – Some jokingly said the cryptic tweet, “;l;;gmlxzssaw,” was a US nuclear launch code. Others, that the Pentagon had been hacked. And some even thought it was a signal to political conspiracists. Now the US Strategic Command, which runs the country’s powerful nuclear weapons force, says the enigmatic posting on its Twitter account in fact came from the hands of a precocious kid. Headquartered in Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Stratcom manages the US military’s strategic deterrence — that is, the massive nuclear weapons force and missile defenses that are designed to discour…

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