Sun, Aug 9, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm7
75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombing
Two Atomic bombs dropped three days apart August 6 and August 9, 1945, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two Japanese cities, changed the trajectory of the world. To the US citizens, it was portrayed by the US government and the Mass Media as necessary to end WWII with a country that had started it by a surprise attack on the US Naval Base in Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, bringing a reluctant US into war with Japan. It was argued that this Atomic bombing saved lives, by ending the war a few days later when Japan surrendered unconditionally. But was it in fact the case and was it necessary? What else did it do? And how do the Americans view this event 75 years later?
Raj Sahai, who studied this issue on the 50th anniversary will present his analysis of this world changing event – the Atomic Bombing of Japan, and what are the lessons that can be drawn for today, when the danger of war in Asia has again escalated.