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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


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)

Obama In Hiroshima: What He Said, Why It Matters, and What People Think

Kicker | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a city we rained death and destruction on, so the whole world was watching and listening to what he's saying and doing there.

Memorializing the Horrors of War With 10 Must-See War Films

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

War movies deal in the extremes of human behavior. The best films address not only destruction on a vast scale but also plumb the depths of humanity's response to the grotesque horror of war.

Obama Works His Magic On Crying Baby In Japan

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics

While en route to his historic visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on Friday, President Barack Obama made a stop at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Statio...

Obama Should Use His Hiroshima Trip to Reflect on a Nuclear-Free World

Larry Harris Jr. | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Larry Harris Jr.

President Obama is not one to shy away from historic moments. His Hiroshima trip is further evidence of that. But, again, nice words in Hiroshima are not enough. With his $1 trillion upgrade to our nuclear arsenal the president has moved us backwards, away from the goals he set early in his presidency.

Beyond Recriminations and Apologies: The Unique U.S.-Japan Relationship

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Mark Joseph

Another President, Harry S. Truman famously said that he didn't lose any sleep over the bombing, but I'm pretty sure that had it been me I'd have tossed and turned, thinking about the civilians who would die horrific deaths as a result of my decision.

These GIFs Show How Hiroshima Has Emerged From Devastation Over 71 Years

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.27.2016 | World

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima on Friday, becoming the first sitting American president in history to visit ​the southwestern Japanes...

Original Child Bomb

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

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.

Obama After Hiroshima: From Words to Action

William Hartung | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

President Obama's visit to Hiroshima this morning was a piece of history. He rose to the occasion in his remarks, speaking not only of the need to eliminate nuclear weapons but also questioning the institution of war itself, all with a clear focus on the devastating human consequences of armed conflict.

Obama Mourns Dead In Hiroshima, Calls For World Without Nuclear Arms

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bom...

Obama Embraces Hiroshima Survivor Who Pushed To Add U.S. Victims' Names To Memorial

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

The world was reminded how far America's relationship with Japan has come since the terrifying days of World War II when U.S. President Barack Obama e...

Obama Makes The Case For A Nuclear-Free World Ahead Of Historic Hiroshima Visit

The Asahi Shimbun | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.26.2016 | World

On Friday, President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. leader to visit Hiroshima -- the site of the first-ever atomic bombing. Japanese Prime Mi...

Hiroshima Saved My Life

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

The atomic bombs that America dropped on Japan in August of 1945 took more than 200,000 lives. But they probably saved mine.

President Obama's Hiroshima Apology

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

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.