HISTORIC

Obama First Sitting POTUS to Visit Hiroshima

President Obama announced Tuesday that he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, later this month. “He will not revisit the decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II,” said Benjamin J. Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national-security adviser for strategic communication. “Instead, he will offer a forward-looking vision focused on our shared future.” Officials say the trip is not meant to question those decisions but is instead in tone with an emphasis on discouraging the ownership and use of nuclear weapons.