Days of War and Uneasy Peace

Which dates in the '40s still live in memory and infamy?

The turning point of the 20th century arrived in a clear, sunny sky over Hiroshima on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, in the form of a mushroom cloud that could be seen 250 miles away. President Truman's order to drop the atom bomb brought a decisive end to the war in the Pacific, but it marked the beginning of an era of dread and controversy from which we have never escaped. The issues that preoccupy us now as much as ever are not only moral ones about when it is acceptable to use weapons of mass destruction but also existential...

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