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The Bomb

May 2024
1min read

I was alternately reading your May/June issue and watching the horror in Oklahoma City. Thinking especially of the young children so brutally crushed there, I couldn’t help wondering how many young lives we destroyed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Had we thought of the victims-to-be as innocent fellow human beings—infants, children, mothers, fathers, grandparents—and not just as the enemy, perhaps our best minds might somehow have found a means to end the war while minimizing their civilian losses as well as those of our own troops.

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