Hiroshima and the Persistence of Nuclear Weapons

On this fateful day, 70 years ago, the first of the only two atomic bombs ever used was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, with a second catastrophic detonation wreaked on Nagasaki on August 9th , killing over 220,000 people by the end of 1945, with many tens of thousands[…]

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Hiroshima marks atomic bombing anniversary

Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan’s moves away from its pacifist constitution. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government are pushing security bills through parliament that[…]

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