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Hiroshima

A New Start on North Korea

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.09.2017 | World
David L. Phillips

By David L. Phillips and Tsuneo Nishida HIROSHIMA - President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted, "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand it...

2016: From the Best to the Worst

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Perseverance is the price of freedom. On Sunday morning, June 12, I arrived on Pennsylvania Avenue to set up my group's Capital Pride table and lea...

George Takei Reminds Trump Of The Past Horrors Of Nuclear Weapons

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.22.2016 | Entertainment

On Thursday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for increased U.S. nuclear capability until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” Jap...

Why Nuclear Weapons Are A Big F-You To Science

Nikhil Reddy | Posted 09.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Nikhil Reddy

The fundamental principles of science are to create, understand, and theorize, all for the reasons of furthering our progress, not diminishing it.

Isn't It Time to Ban the Bomb?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Although the mass media failed to report it, a landmark event occurred recently in connection with resolving the long-discussed problem of what to do ...

North Korea's Largest Nuclear Test Draws Global Condemnation

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead o...

The link between uranium from the Congo and Hiroshima: a story of twin tragedies

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Susan Williams, Institute of Commonwealth Studies On August 6 - Hiroshima Day - I participated in a groundbreaking event at the South African Museum ...

The Nuclear Breakfast Menu

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Donald Trump is a reckless fool. But the U.S. defense establishment is M.A.D. And herein lies one of the darker problems with the Trump candidacy, an...

The Secret Race To Get Congo's Ore That Destroyed Hiroshima

Joe Lauria | Posted 08.10.2016 | Books
Joe Lauria

Since the first use of a nuclear weapon in Hiroshima 71 years ago on Aug. 6, 1945, the story of where the uranium for the bomb came from and the covert operation the U.S. employed to secure it has been little known.

71 Years Ago: When Truman Failed To Pause -- And The Nagasaki War Crime Followed

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

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.

After 71 Years, Hiroshima's Message Of Peace Faces New Challenge

Jane Darby Menton | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Jane Darby Menton

Inside the dimly lit exhibit halls of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum amidst piles of rubble stand wax figures of burnt human beings with skin mel...

Trump's Nuclear Views Raise Alarms -- But Hiroshima Remains The Real Threat

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

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.

Remembering Hiroshima And The Presidential Election

Vincent Intondi | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

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.

Honoring Constructive Dissent: The William R. Rivkin Award

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

The great American journalist and diplomat Edward R. Murrow once observed: "When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it."...

Two People Discuss War, Formerly Titled: A Marine and an Iraqi Discuss War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Matthew Hoh

Last month, as part of Ralph Nader's four-day conference in Washington, DC, Breaking Through Power, my friend Raed Jarrar, a Palestinian-Iraqi-America...

President Obama Pays Respects To Victims Of Hiroshima Bombing

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Barack Obama, Transformer

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

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.

June 12, 1982 and Obama's Trip to Hiroshima

Vincent Intondi | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

Leading up to President Obama's historic trip, I was asked by a reporter when he decided to visit Hiroshima? I responded: "June 12, 1982." On that da...

Branding Hiroshima Beyond Obama

Nancy Snow | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Nancy Snow

Just two months ago I visited Hiroshima for the first time. I met an atomic bomb survivor and we embraced as tomodachi. We called our moment, "The Hiroshima Hug."

Obama's Visit To Hiroshima: Atoning While Taking Stock

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

America's White House and State Department's planning of President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, the first ever from a serving American president since dropping the atomic bomb, must have been fraught with anxiety.

Grandson Of Officer On Atomic Bomb Missions Tells Survivors’ Stories

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.01.2016 | World

Ari Beser’s life has always been defined by his grandfather’s participation in World War II. He is the grandson of Jacob Beser, the only U.S. serv...

Three Minutes to Nuclear Midnight

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Jonathan Marshall

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.

Nagasaki Survivor and US President On Same Page for Peace

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Christine Negroni

Nagasaki survivor Takeo Aizawa, a retired school teacher now living in Tokyo, did not watch President Obama's speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial l...

Obama's Hiroshima Visit Sparked An Important Conversation With My Kids

John Densmore | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
John Densmore

Our president just got back from Hiroshima, Japan, the site where we dropped the big one -- the only country to use it... so far. It struck up an important conversation with my kids.

Weekend Roundup: The 'Apology' That Matters Is to Never Again Use Nuclear Weapons

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

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)