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  • Atomic Bomb
    548 words
    Hiroshima A-Bomb The United States concealed a project to develop an atomic bomb under the name 'Manhattan Engineer District. ' Popularly known as the Manhattan Project, it carried out the first successful atomic explosion on July 16, 1945, in a deserted area called Jornada del Muertos near Alamogordo, New Mexico. At 2: 45 a.m. local time, the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber loaded with an atomic bomb, took off from the US air base on Tinian Island in the western Pacific. Six and a half hours later, at...
  • Nuclear Bombings
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    On August 6, 1945, a nuclear bombing occurred that sent one city into total chaos in a matter of seconds. The result would be the loss of approximately one hundred and thirty thousand lives over a period of three months. (Fate 36-37) 'The Fate of the Earth' by Jonathan Schell provides the reader from today's generation with a detailed description of this atrocity. For most readers, this is the first time that they have read of this destructive event since it happened so long ago. Our world may h...
  • Oklahoma Bombing And The Carried Investigation
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    The Bill of Rights in Action The Aftermath of Terror Oklahoma bombing was a tragic occurrence that will linger for a Long time in our memories. A large bomb blasted on April 19, 1995, in front of the nine-story Murray Federal Building in Oklahoma City. 168 people were dead and 19 of them were children. To commemorate the innocent victims, the television broadcasted their funeral as Americans watched and commiserated with the victims family. Soon after the bombing, rumors speculated that foreign ...
  • Small Bomb
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    I. Life Kaczynski was born on May 22, 1942 to Wanda and Theodore Kaczynski of Evergreen Park Ill, a tidy and middle class suburb of Chicago. The second son Ted's brother, David was born in 1950. As children, both kids were very reclusive, not playing with any neighbor children and rarely seen outside of the house. At a young age Ted started to show signs of being a gifted learner, he skipped a year in elementary school and his junior year in high school. Ted spent most of his early life studying...
  • 20 Billion For Development And The Bomb
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    The Manhattan Project Winston Churchill, in 1949, was quoted to say that "the advent of the atomic bomb might prove to be the most beneficent development in history precisely because it will make war intolerable". The interesting thing about nuclear war is that it is not merely a question of science, but one of morals and of the ethics of war. Surely, with a result so potentially catastrophic, no one within ethical boundaries could use it. I'm not sure whether Mr. Churchill had it right or if he...
  • Ladd And Whitney Monument
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    Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Ladd-Whitney Monument It was April 19, 1995 at 9: 03 that the lives of thousands were affected by one single explosion. The explosion took the lives of 168 men, women, and children. The explosion physically injured 600 individuals and emotionally injured numerous amounts of people around the world. The explosion took place at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma. A staff writer for a newspaper was quoted stating " the bomb was colorblind" (Yumi Wilson,...
  • Hostage Rescue As A Terrorist
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    Hostage Rescue As a terrorist, your role in a hostage rescue level is to prevent counter-terrorists (CTs) from leading the hostages from where they are being held to the hostage rescue zone. Terrorists win hostage rescue rounds by eliminating the counter-terrorist force while preventing them from rescuing hostages. CTs win a round by finding the hostages and leading more than half of them to freedom. CTs can get the attention of a hostage by moving near him then pressing their 'Use' key (see Con...
  • Strategic Bombing With Military Objectives
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    Forgotten War Crimes 'The holocaust was such an unthinkable horror, the Nazi dictatorship so uniquely evil, that the calculated firebombing of more than half a Milan defenseless civilians in the dying days of the war had just fallen by the wayside. ' 1 History is defined as all recorded events of the past, but with textbooks, historical journals, and other respected documentaries all denying, or refusing to acknowledge and give responsibility, the ruthless and criminal bombing of Dresden does no...
  • Transcript Quotes Mr Salem
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    'Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast " By Ralph Blumenthal Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast. The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an F.B.I. supervisor who h...
  • Forward Air Controller
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    - The Navy pilot whose bombs killed six people in a training accident in Kuwait had received the go-ahead from a U.S. forward air controller who then called out "abort, abort" in a belated attempt to wave off the misplaced strike, defense officials said Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the controller, whose job is to direct a pilot to a ground target, said to the pilot as he approached, "Cleared, hot", which is an unambiguous instruction to release the bombs. Seco...
  • Destructive Force Of The Bomb
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    The stories and events that unfold in John Hersey's, Hiroshima, have certainly been eye-openers for me. As a child in middle school and high school I, we have all heard of the atomic bomb and of course of Hiroshima, but never in as much detail or on such a personal level as these stories. Not even in chemistry or physics class, where I learned some of the specifics as to how the bomb works, had I known of the destructive force of the bomb or it's gruesome effects on human beings. As I mentioned ...
  • Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb
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    "was the dropping of the atomic bomb justified or not?" In 1945 the atomic bomb was created to end World War II The atomic bomb was the invention of Albert Einstein; it was produced to cause an extremely powerful explosion by splitting the atom, an atomic bomb can cause mass destruction. The Americans dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is a controversial decision because there were many arguments for and against the atomic bomb. "What if it goes wrong?" Will it end the war?" On the...
  • Hersey's Story Chronicles Life After The Bombing
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    When asked, many people can think of an event that changed their lives instantly. For example, a near death experience may lead a person to see that life is fragile and that it should be lived to the fullest. Unfortunately, sometimes these events require the loss of innocent lives. In 1945, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the japanese cites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the years following the attack, many writings have been published in o...

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