Tag: Atomic Bomb

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California Wonders if North Korea Will Strike — and When

U.S. public health and first responders in California and throughout the West Coast have begun preparing for the impact of a potential nuclear war after North Korea fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over Japan last week in the anniversary of America’s triumphant Inchon Landing in the Korean War.

US President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori (front), a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / JIM WATSON …

Bolton Blasts Obama’s Apology Tour: We Weren’t Just Killing People in Hiroshima, ‘We Were Defending Our Country’

President Obama “goes out of his way in the speech to say that mankind has engaged in wars for the entire existence of the species, so that everybody is equally guilty, all of the time, and we should just recognize that, and rise to his level, have that moral revolution. And, as he says, have an entirely different way of thinking about war,” John Bolton said.

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Japanese PM Lambasts Obama for Murder of Citizen by U.S. Marine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed “profound resentment” and noted that he has “firmly lodged a protest” as he made the unusual move of publicly lecturing President Barack Obama for the murder of an Okinawa resident by a former U.S. Marine.

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Congress Must Censure President Obama over Hiroshima Speech

President Barack Obama told the world on Friday in Hiroshima that the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan arose from humanity’s worst instincts, including “nationalist fervor or religious zeal.”

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Skeptics Challenge North Korean Claims of Hydrogen Bomb Detonation

North Korea claims to have detonated a hydrogen bomb – as they described it, an “H-bomb of justice” – that would represent a massive escalation in the Communist dictatorship’s nuclear capability, putting them one major step closer to having weapons that can hit the continental United States.

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A 390-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived an Atomic Bomb, and No One Knew Until 2001

Moses Weisberg was walking his bicycle through the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington when he stopped at a mushroom-shaped tree. The first thing he noticed was the thickness of the trunk, estimated at almost a foot and a half in diameter. And then there was the abundance of spindly leaves, a healthy head of hair for a botanical relic 390 years old.