• Nagasaki Day 2017

    On August 9, 1945, the United States dropped the ‘Fat Man’ atomic bomb on Nagasaki, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This was the second time a nuclear weapon was used in warfare, both times by the United States, whose government still maintains the right to a first nuclear...

    August 9, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The US War Department's Archival Footage of the Bombing of Hiroshima

    When Barack Obama travels to Hiroshima on May 27, he will be the first sitting US President to visit the site of one of two instances in human history where a nuclear weapon was used. Over 70 years have passed, but the reverberation from the "rain of ruin" unleashed on August 6, 1945 remains....

    May 12, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • In August 1945, an estimated 185,000 people lost their lives as a result of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which represent the first and only nuclear attacks on earth. We are working to ensure they are also the last.

    August 29, 2012 - By admin
  • In 1945, Ploughshares Fund supporter Reid Dennis was sent by the Navy to Japan. While there he visited both Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after their bombing. Reid has kindly shared his remembrances of that visit with us, below. 

    August 9, 2012 - By admin
  • February 15, 2012 - By Megan Murphy
  • August 8, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione