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The Failure to Question the bombing of Hiroshima means that nuclear war is more likely | Carne Ross


The Failure to Question the bombing of Hiroshima means that nuclear war is more likely | Carne Ross: Seventy years after the bombing, there is strikingly little reflection on the morality of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks. NPR this morning carried a report about a historian who has researched the secret military committee that chose Hiroshima as the target. He described approvingly how one factor had been apparently that they wanted to deter future war by demonstrating the bomb's effectiveness, especially since the H-bomb, which they knew would be ready within a few years, was so much worse. This was one reason they chose a populated area rather than, for instance, Tokyo Bay, which was also considered as a potential target.

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