Los Alamos Daily Post Publishes Kirstein Commentary on A-bomb at 70

The Los Alamos Daily Post published an op-ed on the 70th anniversary of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Los Alamos was where the Little Boy and Fat Man uranium and plutonium core atomic bombs were built and assembled. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the director of Los Alamos, a previously used facility as a prep-school, in New Mexico near Santa Fe. It was here that the bombs were built. It was here where the first “Gadget” was built and then delivered to the Trinity Test Site.

The use of the atomic bomb has been one of the more controversial events in U. S. History. I am impressed that the daily paper of Los Alamos would publish a piece that raises questions about the decision to use the atomic bomb.

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