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Truth hurts: censorship in the media

Aug 8, 2015

Truth hurts: censorship in the media

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“Truth, it has been said, is the first casualty of war.” — Philip Snowden, July 1916 In September 1945, less than a month after Japan’s surrender ending World War II and ushering in the U.S.-led Occupation, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander for the Allied ...

Hiroshima atomic bombing should never be repeated, says U.S. diplomat

Aug 7, 2015

Hiroshima atomic bombing should never be repeated, says U.S. diplomat

A U.S. diplomat who attended this week’s 70th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima says nuclear weapons should never be used again. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller was the highest-ranking U.S. official at Thursday’s ceremony. Gottemoeller ...

White House sounds cautious tone on possible Obama Hiroshima visit

Aug 7, 2015

White House sounds cautious tone on possible Obama Hiroshima visit

The White House sounded cautious Thursday about the possibility of President Barack Obama visiting Hiroshima or Nagasaki, the Japanese cities attacked with atomic bombs in World War II, during his tenure. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, told reporters that he does not ...