Obama Becomes First Sitting President To Visit Hiroshima

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FEATURING DUSTIN WRIGHT – President Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan this Friday making him the first sitting US president to ever visit the site of the first atomic bombing in world history. More than 70 years ago, on August 6, 1945, under President Harry Truman the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and obliterated more than a hundred thousand lives. Three days later the US bombed Nagasaki. The bombings deemed necessary to ending World War II. What does President Obama’s trip signify?

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Dustin Wright, a lecturer in the Department of History at University of California, Santa Cruz.