Many in the U.S. put a sentimental gloss on World War II, turning a blind eye to its complexity, savagery and dubious legacies.
Under a new order from the Energy Department, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board will have to fight for information about and access to nuclear laboratories. In the past, the board has brought serious problems at those labs to light.
The Pentagon Papers whistleblower explains how the danger of nuclear weapons might be conveyed more effectively to the general public.
Besides being criminal, the United States' use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and its poisoning of Vietnam and Okinawa with Agent Orange are a shameful legacy The denial and cover-up of each of these crimes add US insult to injury The denial and cover-up of each of these crimes add insult to injury.
Five more tanks are leaking at a shuttered nuclear facility in Washington state.