The two nuclear bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on august 6 and 9 1945 killed 129,000 – 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians.
They had a profound impact in the lifes of my grandparents.
They remain the only use of nuclear weapons in the history of armed conflict.
Let’s keep it that way
The role of the bombings in Japan’s surrender, and the ethical, legal, and military controversies surrounding the United States' justification for them have been the subject of scholarly and popular debate.
Among them: a belief that atomic bombing is fundamentally #immoral, that the bombings counted as #warcrimes, that they constituted state #terrorism and that they involve #racism and #dehumanization.
Like the way it began, the manner in which World War II ended cast a long shadow over international relations for decades to come. By 1986, the United States would have 23,317 nuclear weapons, while the Soviet Union had 40,159. By 2017, nine nations had nuclear weapons.
Under NATO nuclear weapons sharing, the United States has provided nuclear weapons for Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands , and Turkey to deploy and store.
The Netherlands hosts an estimated 10-20 B61 bombs at its Volkel AB. The weapons are earmarked for delivery by Dutch F-16A/Bs of the 1st Fighter Wingand are under custody of the US AirForce 703rd MUNSS. .