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The aging Runit Dome, which stores radioactive waste from Cold War-era bomb tests in the Marshall Islands, is threatened by storms and rising sea level.
Members of the K-pop band were seen wearing hats with Nazi-related symbols and a shirt depicting the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
"But of what avail is this knowledge [of the atom] if we use it to destroy cities and people, to devastate the countryside
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Many of those who still defend President Truman's decision on Hiroshima consider the bombing of Nagasaki three days later completely avoidable, even a crime of war.
How the "Hiroshima narrative" has been handed down to generations of Americans -- and overwhelmingly endorsed by officials and the media, even if many historians disagree -- matters greatly.
As citizens are waking up and rejecting Trump's message of hate, this election has also forced Americans to open their eyes and begin to think about the importance of nuclear disarmament.
There is something oddly fragile in the super-patriot stance that allows no room for finding lessons in past conflicts, but instead demands only praise.
The consequences of an accidental nuclear war would be staggering. Thousands of U.S. and Russian warheads, some of them orders of magnitude larger than the one that wiped out Hiroshima, are primed for launch on warning.
This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. (continued)
The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have not produced eternal peace. Instead they opened a Pandora's box that can never be fully locked back up.
The atomic bombs that America dropped on Japan in August of 1945 took more than 200,000 lives. But they probably saved mine.
As you may have heard, we've got an election coming up back home. My apologizing for the A-bomb would be like tossing a kitten to a pack of hyenas. Plus Hillary would have to outflank me to the right.
BEIJING -- It will embolden Japan to act more aggressively and could even drag the U.S. into a war it never intended.
With no treaty in effect, nations could resume testing nukes at any time. This would cause a major arms race. The risk of nuclear terrorism or accidental launch make nuclear disarmament a very crucial goal for all nations. Japan wants to work with the United States on ending nuclear testing and building a world with no nukes.
What really happened in the days leading up to the decision to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki may never be known. Enough is known, however, to underscore a critical lesson for the future: Human beings in general, and political leaders in particular, are all too commonly prone to making decisions that put near-term political concerns above truly fundamental humanitarian concerns.
The president must do more than give another passionate speech about nuclear disarmament. The world needs -- indeed, is desperate for -- concrete action.
Will we ever get to a place where millennials rise up like previous generations and make the connection between racism, poverty
Fortunately, experts aren't convinced that North Korea really tested one.