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What you need to know about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

What you need to know about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

On Friday, President Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, becoming the only sitting U.S. president to visit the first city targeted in a nuclear attack. While the exact details of Obama’s trip have yet to be revealed, deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said last week that the president would visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial to lay a wreath, tour the memorial grounds and “deliver a statement reflecting upon what his impressions are.”  Obama will be accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Many Hiroshima residents hope Obama’s visit will rekindle global interest in nuclear disarmament – a topic Obama addressed in a major...

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