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What could have been so damaging in Weller's reports that they were kept censored for 60 years?
Beneath the center of the explosion, temperatures were hot enough to melt concrete and steel. Within seconds, 75,000 people had been killed or fatally injured with 65% of the casualties nine years of age and younger.
In a 1990 radio interview, Weller said that the war had finished by the time he entered Nagasaki and that Allied Commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur had no right to ban his reports.
"MacArthur does not have any authority to stop this. I wrote the story and passed it to him. If he is going to stop such an important story, he is the one who is going to take responsibility for it," Anthony Weller, the journalist's son, quoted his father as saying.
Authorities never returned Weller's stories. In a diary entry from 1984, Weller wrote: "Months and years after the two decisive bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world was still asking: Why have we heard nothing about the burntout cases?"
Originally posted by Valhall
This matter isn't about whether dropping the bomb was the right thing to do. This matter is about the observed aftermath and how those observations were intentionally kept from not only the U.S. population but the world population...