Believe it or not, the US military actually has a detailed strategy for surviving a zombie apocalypse.
Those of you, who are tickled by this news, read more as it is no laughing matter. The detailed strategy, known as "Counter-Zombie Dominance" (codenamed CONOP 8888), was drawn up on 30 April 2011. The disclaimer section in the strategy report clearly states "This plan was not actually designed as a joke."
The newly emerged document that is available on Scribd had existed on a secure site. In reality, the zombie survival guide is mainly used in training excercises.
The main purpose of CONOP 8888, the document states, is to "establish and maintain a vigilant defensive condition aimed at protecting humankind from zombies". As per the plan manual, in the event of an attack, the army will be the first line of defense that will work to eradicate the walking dead.
The training manual also breaks down the zombies into 'vegetarian zombies', 'evil magic zombies' and 'chicken zombies'.
Besides being a line of defense, the army is also required to aid civil institutions such as health workers, who will be working to protect the injured and the infected.
The strategy manual consists of exercises in the event of a zombie invasion, where mankind will be threatened by the flesh-eating zombies. Another situation that the strategy manual describes is the threat from zombies from outer space.
In the event of a complete takeover by zombies, the final course of action by the army will come from POTUS, the President of United States.
While the whole thing might sound funny to many, it also goes on to highlight the level of preparedness of the US Army.