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.
The radiation effects on civilians were denied by officials and ignored in Hollywood renditions of the Manhattan projects—inaugurating a default of secrecy and "cover-ups" that has held sway ever since.
Scientists have used satellite data to determine the size of the bomb North Korea detonated in 2017. Results suggest it could have been twice as powerful as U.S. intelligence predicted at the time.
Orphans of the bomb share their stories 75 years on.
Rescuers in Japan are digging through mud and rubble, racing to find survivors after torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides that killed at least 112 people, with around 78 still missing.
The atomic bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people and ended World War II.
Do the threats from the Islamic State justify taking the risks and paying the costs to change it?
He must decide whether to continue certifying the deal and waiving sanctions against Tehran.
The current estimated price tag is $1.74 trillion over three decades.
The work reflects "the duality of creation and destruction as well as the beauty and disaster that our civilization has created."
What if humans could take over meteor showers and make them perfect Instagram fodder?
Japan is the only country ever attacked with a nuclear weapon, and more than 72 years later it has the ability to build a bomb of its own.
Tokuko Kimura was 10 years old when she became victim to the second of the only two nuclear attacks in history and 72 years later she's fighting to ensure it never happens again.
The president's aggressive language Tuesday was eerily similar to the 33rd commander-in-chief's.
Despite the U.S.'s deadly atomic bomb attacks on Japan during World War II, the two countries mostly see eye to eye on North Korea.