Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing that Saved Millions of Japanese, American Lives

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Training children to face machine guns armed with bamboo spears. The Japanese government had every intention of the entire nation fighting to the last.

August 6th marks the 74th anniversary of the America’s first tactical deployment of nuclear weapons. As noted by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Rabinowitz on July 23, 2015, after decades of American self-flagellation over the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, certain academics are citing the “bomb’s undeniable accomplishments” in ending a war the Japanese leadership was more than willing to see kill every one of the nation’s men, women and children.

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