“Hiroshima, Nagasaki weren’t cause of Japan’s surrender”: historian Ward Wilson

BASIC Senior Fellow Ward Wilson was interviewed on Russia Today to discuss the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. While the conventional narrative claims that the gruesome event led to the capitulation of Japan and the end of WWII, new evidence suggests that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not decisive. What implications does this have for the strategy of nuclear deterrence and the value of nuclear weapons in modern geopolitics?

Watch the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ_Fmnp3-Qk&feature=youtu.be

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