US draws up plans to fight off a zombie invasion
The US military has drawn up plans to fight off an invasion of "evil magic zombies" and other undead.
Prefaced with the disclaimer "this plan was not actually designed as a joke", CONPLAN 8888 lays out a strategy "to undertake military operations to preserve 'non-zombie' humans from threats posed by a zombie horde".
The 31-page document, obtained by the journal 'Foreign Policy', lays out the eight types of zombie adversaries the US military may face.
They range from space zombies to weaponised zombies and even vegetarian zombies, who eat plants rather than humans.
It dwells on the threat from evil magic zombies, those created by "some form of occult experimentation in what might be referred to as evil magic".
Although not strictly a joke, the document is intended as an exercise in drawing up planning documents for training, rather than a real-life strategy. (© Daily Telegraph, London)