Hiroshima at 50
For two generations we've lived in the shadow of Armageddon. Has the price been worth the pain?
Thursday, August 3, 1995
On August 5, 1945, a lone B-29 airplane destroyed 60 percent of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, killing nearly 100,000 Japanese civilians. Fifty years later, the US remains the only nation to have ever used nuclear weapons in war. Thee question of why is passionately debated today by those who see HIroshima as a symbol of American morality.
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