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Audio Article #33: Is the Use of Nuclear Weapons Ever Morally Justified

Episode Summary

Almost 80 years have passed since the US used nuclear weapons to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These cities were not military targets – but populated by ordinary Japanese citizens. These bombs ultimately killed over 250 000 Japanese. Since 1945, public opinion has shifted in the US. Today a majority of Americans do not approve of President Harry Truman’s decision to drop these bombs. Experts agree that WWII was won and the war was about to end. The bomb did not contribute to the outcome of the war. This was the beginning of the nuclear arms race.

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