Obama to Be First U.S. President to Visit Hiroshima
The commander-in-chief will tour the first city ever to be targeted by a nuclear weapon. Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the western Japanese city on August 6, 1945, killing 140,000. That and the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki prompted the Japanese to surrender on August 15 that year. Obama, who will be touring Vietnam and Japan later this month, doesn’t plan to apologize for American history. But he will use his Hiroshima visit to highlight the “tremendous and devastating human toll of war,” according to the White House.