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President Obama will visit Hiroshima - a first for a US sitting President




File photo from the site of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945. U.S. strategists wanted to flatten an entire city with a single atomic bomb: Hiroshima was the right size.
File photo from the site of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945. U.S. strategists wanted to flatten an entire city with a single atomic bomb: Hiroshima was the right size.
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Today the White House announced that President Barack Obama will tour the city of Hiroshima, the site of the massive atom bomb drop near the end of World War II.

Officials said that its purpose would be to bolster his call for denuclearization and honor victims of the bombing, but many political opponents are critical of the announcement. 

We'll talk about it with California Congressman Mark Takano, who took to the House floor in April  to encourage President Obama to become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, Japan.