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Robert Sheer: The Terror America Wrought

Sheer: Like most of the others killed by the two American bombs, neither the children nor the adults had any role in Japan’s decision to go to war, but they were picked as the target instead of an isolated but fortified military base whose antiaircraft fire posed a higher risk. The target preferred by U.S. atomic scientists—a patch in the ocean or unpopulated terrain—was rejected, because the effect of hundreds of thousands of civilians dying would be all the more dramatic.

Polly Mann: Japan—Can Pacifism Survive in the Pacific?

 Today the Japanese government does not specify an enemy when discussing its defense strategy but it makes no secret that it perceives China generally as a threat. By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 32, Number 4, Fall I, 2014 On June 30, 2014, several thousand people in Tokyo protested against their government's proposal to allow More

Video> The Sorrows of Empire – Chalmers Johnson

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgnKZ5UgYS0&w=420&h=315] Uploaded by talkingsticktv on Aug 21, 2006 Segment of interview with Chalmers Johnson author of "The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy and the End of the Republic" Watch the full interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDDkNixytd0 WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. You may also subscribe to More

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