Joseph Stalin And The Bombing Of Hiroshima
President Obama will make a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday as the first U.S. president to make the trip since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The bombing marked a major shift in World War II, and not only on the U.S. side. It also weighed into the calculations made by the Soviets.
We take a look at how the bombing of Hiroshima and the development of the atomic weapon influenced Stalin’s decisions with Sergey Radchenko, professor of international relations at Cardiff University.