Bestselling author Greg Mitchell debates Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs.
Polling showing more and more of the U.S. population disapproving of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bomb have become the basis for a generational narrative that obscures the long history of debate around the necessity of the carnage.
The vast majority of the Japanese city's hospitals were also rendered non-functioning by the nuclear bomb.
"All those people that were going to be killed? I was praying for them," Lawrence Johnston said at the time.
My grandfather, Dr. Ken Takeuchi, was the director of the Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital. On August 4, 1945, he had talked to staff and encouraged them to arrive at work earlier. At 8.15am on August 6, when the atomic bomb hit, many staff were inside the hospital—his pep talk had saved lives.
Some thought A-bomb survivors "had the blood of the devil," according to one Hiroshima resident.
The U.S. became the first, and to this day only, nation in the world to use a nuclear weapon against a foreign adversary on August 6, 1945.
An investigation by The Los Angeles Times and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism found the dome is barely holding it together as it is. Rising sea levels could tip it over the edge.
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami pointed out that nuclear bombs are "clearly" against Islamic (or Sharia) law.
The atomic bomb was meant for Kokura, not Nagasaki.
The work reflects "the duality of creation and destruction as well as the beauty and disaster that our civilization has created."
This year, the country has carried out 10 missile tests troubling neighboring countries.
John McAfee says attacks are "harbinger of near-future attacks that will be more devastating."
The untold story of the wartime dash to obtain Congo's uranium, crucial to the atomic bomb.
Will become first sitting U.S. president since World War II to visit the Japanese city hit by an atomic bomb.
U.S. officials say that the satellite, which caused an international outcry, is incapable of any useful function.
The United Nations Secretary General was speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
Tens of thousands died instantly when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.