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The Lesson of Hiroshima for Nuclear Weapons' Future

Philip Bobbitt
Board of Contributors
Jun 1, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
To think that nuclear weapons, or even war, might one day be abolished is somewhat naive.

To think that nuclear weapons, or even war, might one day be abolished is somewhat naive.

(Stratfor)

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama went to Hiroshima to mark the occasion of the use of a nuclear weapon against a civilian population in wartime. He was right to do this. But Obama did not go to Hiroshima merely to make an empathetic gesture. He went to make an argument, reflecting a profound and well-thought-out commitment that has been the basis of much of the foreign policy of his administration....

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