Experts Say

SWP: ‘Take nuclear weapons out of hands of US rulers!’

The Militant
August 28, 2017
By Seth Galinsky

The imperialist rulers in Washington — the only government to ever use nuclear weapons — dropped a uranium bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 72 years ago on Aug. 6, 1945. Liberal Democratic President Harry Truman ordered U.S. forces to drop a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki three days later. Truman claimed Hiroshima was a military base. This was a lie. The city had a population of some 300,000 civilians, dwarfing the 43,000 soldiers stationed there. Nagasaki was home to more than 250,000 civilians and only 9,000 soldiers.
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