US President Barack Obama will visit become the first sitting US
president to visit Hiroshima later this month, but he will not offer an apology
for the United States' use of an atomic bomb on the city during World War II,
the White House said on Tuesday.
The bomb that US warplanes dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killed between 60,000 and 80,000 people instantly. The final death toll from injuries, radiation, and other fallout was 192,020. Hiroshima was the first time that an atomic bomb was ever used in war. The bombing of Nagasaki three days later killed 38,000 to 80,000 people, including about half who died on the first day. Japan surrendered six days later..........