Obama Will Become The First Sitting US President To Visit Hiroshima
President Obama's visit could be seen by critics as an apology for the decision to drop the atomic bomb on the Japanese city during World War II.By Ben Lawson | May 10, 2016
Later this month, President Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb near the end of World War II.
The visit is expected to be well received in Japan, which is now a strong American ally. But some are already anticipating a controversy in the U.S., where a visit to the site could be interpreted as an apology.
Many say dropping the bomb was necessary to force Japan to surrender and save the lives of American soldiers.