I’ve been doing research this week on the Unincorporated Territories, and former Unincorporated Territories, of the U.S. One of the former ones is the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. From 1946 to 1958, the U.S. conducted 67 nuclear detonations. The Atomic Energy Commission regarded the Marshall Islands as “…by far the most contaminated place in the world.” One of those tests was the “Castle Bravo” hydrogen bomb detonation. It was 1,000 times more powerful than each of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It contaminated more than 7,000 square miles of the surrounding Pacific, including some of the inhabited Marshall Islands. Reports of birth defects, cancer, and so on, in the area spiked quite measurably in the following years there. A question: After seeing what happened with the radiation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, how could we possibly justify detonating a hydrogen bomb(s) in an area where there’s people — or, well, anywhere? Given factors like, oh I don’t know, maybe the: wind. Note: During a campaign tour down Rte. 95 in the West several years ago, we attended a “Nuclear Weapons Free World Conference” at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. There was a Japanese man who did a one-act-play recounting the day we dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He re-enacted it as a four-year-old, because he was there that day as a four-year-old. The same day his mother and father and siblings all died.