Tag Archives: the Cold War

David Swanson: A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes

“The U.S. could have chosen hot war, but could also have chosen peace.”

Diana Johnstone | Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

The decision to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a political not a military decision. The targets were not military, the effects were not military. The attacks were carried out against the wishes of all major military leaders. Admiral William Leahy, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in his memoirs that “the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan.