Obama’s Nuclear Paradox

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by John Feffer Of all the accomplishments and disappointments of the Obama presidency, his nuclear weapons policy is the greatest. Yes, you read that correctly. Obama’s approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy as well as his most… Continue Reading  

Hiroshima and History

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by Alexis Dudden The nearly impossible will soon take place. On May 27, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima. “This (visit) is something that we think is important to do,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice explained on CNN the other day.… Continue Reading  

President Obama Should Visit Hiroshima

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by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima, as part of a trip in which he met with other G-7 foreign ministers in preparation for a summit meeting later this spring, has raised the prospect of President… Continue Reading  

America’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years Later

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by Christian Appy “Never, never waste a minute on regret. It’s a waste of time.” — President Harry Truman Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I’m wondering if we’ve come even one… Continue Reading  

Israeli Defense Minister Invokes Hiroshima and Nagasaki In Response to Iran Question

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by Ali Gharib Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem nearly two weeks ago, the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon invoked the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in World War II in response to a question about “dealing… Continue Reading