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Most of Hawaii woke up to one of the most terrifying warnings imaginable: an official warning coming to all television stations and mobile devices of an incoming ballistic missile.

Nearly 40 minutes later, a second message came in:

People quickly lined up to blame President Donald Trump — who was on the golf course at the time — first for the missile warning and then for the fact that he didn't immediately tweet about it:

But as Tom Nichols pointed out, this was hardly on the president:

Washington Post military writer Dan Lamothe cleared things up further with details on what actually went wrong:

Lamothe noted that the main concern was not that a mistake had been made, but how long it had taken to correct that mistake:

And he did find the beginnings of an explanation:

Meanwhile, the mistakes were compounded by officials in Hawaii:


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