The US Military Has A Real Plan To Fight The Zombie Apocalypse

The US Military Has A Real Plan To Fight The Zombie Apocalypse

The United States military has a plan to help defend you from the zombie apocalypse. It's a real plan, made by real military personnel, using real taxpayer's money.

Called CONOP 8888-11 "Counter-Zombie Dominance", it is incredibly detailed. You can check it out, in full, below.

So it's a joke, right? Well, yes and no. The plan was written up a few years back during an exercise at the US Strategic Command in Omaha, Nebraska. Foreign Policy writes staff there "looked for a creative way to devise a planning document to protect citizens in the event of an attack of any kind".

Since plans for stuff like nuclear and biological attacks existed, they went with zombies.

The US Military Has A Real Plan To Fight The Zombie Apocalypse

So the subject matter and inspiration may be a joke, but in terms of getting them to flex their muscles and come up with a plan for everything, it appears to have been a success, one in which they deal with "evil magic zombies" about as seriously as you could possibly do it.

This thing is so comprehensive you'd think it was written by Max Brooks with the help of 117 Pentagon staffers in a world where zombies actually exist. It covers everything, from how we'd react to a zombie apocalypse to training methods to how to dispose of zombie corpses.

If you're a fan of stuff like World War Z, the full report is excellent reading.

Exclusive: The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously. [Foreign Policy]


    That's pretty great. Good way to teach a thing.

    What, a military plan that doesn't involve the military becoming cold, remorseless dicks who purge remaining survivors at the slightest provocation for fear of an outbreak?!

    "Casualties contaminated by zombie sources must not be allowed to interact with healthy humans. Affected humans must be quarantined and subsequently eradicated"

    ... Wait, there it is. :P reminds me of the scene in the Last of Us where the military simply lethally inject infected (but not completely fucked... yet) human beings like it's nothing

      well, yeah. If i had the choice between letting an infected person go on the pretense that there MAY be a cure, or they MAY not infect anyone, or killing them and DEFINITELY preventing further spread, I'd go with the latter.

      It's that kinda thinking that leads to zombie apocalypses and not zombie containments...

        A -little- mass extermination is okay I guess. But if it goes to 28 Weeks Later and they just start sniping and firebombing everyone and everything all because someone forgot to lock the parking lot door, I'm out. :P
        That goes for Return of the Living Dead end-all nukes as well.

        Gah! 28 Weeks Later was a poor poor cousin to 28 Days (the first infected movie! NOT the Sandra Bullock rehab dramedy!).

        C'mon, the kids and Rose Byrne DRIVE to a subway to escape Robert Carlyle. But he gets there first. ON FOOT.

      What choice do they have man? They're going to turn. Only thing to do is put them down.

    You might laugh at it now. You won't laugh when you're running from zombies.

    So... no moral considerations? A lot of assumptions about the type of being a Zombie becomes. Disappointing that the first responses to an unknown threat that has not been studied are aggressive.

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