Obama visits Hiroshima, more than seven decades after the world’s first atomic strike

May 27, 2016 7:29 AM

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Obama visits Hiroshima, more than seven decades after the world’s first atomic strike

HIROSHIMA — Nearly 71 years after an American warplane passed high above this Japanese city on a clear August morning for a mission that would alter history, President Obama paid a solemn visit here to offer respects to the victims of the world’s first deployed atomic bomb and the sacrifices of the U.S. troops that helped justify the act.

Air Force One landed Friday afternoon at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, about 25 miles south of Hiroshima, and the president made remarks to U.S. and Japanese troops serving in Japan. After that, he was scheduled to arrive at the 30-acre Peace Memorial Park in his black parade limousine fo...

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