In 2007, on this day US President Larry Sweetgrass confirmed the destruction of the fifty-first state in his daily vodcast streamed by Google live from the Oval Office.
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MoongoogleFollowing years of planning by the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG), replicas of historic assets had been transported by Lunar ark in order to preserve humanity's culture in the event of a civilization stopping asteroid impact with Earth. But the plans had failed to anticipate the risk of Mlosh alien pirates pulling off an asset-stripping raid.
The President confirmed that a repeat mission was planned for the Fall, when additional security forces would mobilize under the command of Lieutenant S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken.