Hiroshima and “Atomic Diplomacy,” 75 Years Later

What did they teach you in school about the dropping of the Atomic Bomb?

For years, large majorities of Americans  have believed that the U.S. had to use the A-Bomb against Japan on  August 6th, 1945 to end the war quickly and avoid a land war and thus  save one-million American lives.

Listen here: bit.ly/AtomicDiplomacy75

Scott and Bob discuss the use of the  bomb, why it was used as a message to the Soviet Union and not a  military necessity,  the chronology behind the development and  deployment of atomic weapons, the U.S. public response to it, and the  creation of a new history, a propaganda piece, regarding the use of the  bomb.  The dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima was vital in the  development of the Cold War, the arms race, the military-industrial  complex, and the National Security State.

Seventy-five years after the  first atomic weapon was used by the U.S., it’s still a highly-debated  and important topic.

This is also the debut of Green and Red on YouTube, so check us out at https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube

 

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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