John Travolta vehicle “Broken Arrow” has made colorful DoD slang pertaining to nuclear weapon “whoopsies” popular . Here’s an official version, and here’s how I understand them. With examples, of course.
Detonation or unauthorized launch of a nuclear weapon that might start a war
What Captain Kong did in “Dr. Strangelove”
Like Nucflash, but without war starting and stuff
What Jack Bower did in a “24” episode
Nuclear weapon stolen or misplaced
What evil Scientologist John Travolta did in “Broken Arrow” (ironic, I know)
Empty Quiver is confirmed
Again evil Scientologist , blah blah.
Major accident where a nuke gets dropped, damaged or even burned, but does not detonate
Something like this
Guard asleep, weapon duct taped to the plane, etc. Business as usual
Hiring people who did this, snapped a photo and posted it on the web.
Nuclear power plant meltdown
What Homer Simpson did in numerous episodes of “The Simpsons”
With capitalism being what it is, makes the best of a somber situation. In case of Broken Arrow you can always order some flowers from Broken Arrow Florists.