Obama First US President to Visit Hiroshima: Ponders ‘Terrible Force’

Obama First US President to Visit Hiroshima: Ponders ‘Terrible Force’

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Obama-Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Barack Obama became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima on Friday, laying a wreath at the site of the world’s first atomic bombing. Tokyo and Washington hope the gesture will showcase their alliance and invigorate nuclear disarmament efforts. Even before it occurred, though, the visit stirred debate, with critics accusing both sides of having…

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