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The part of the story of America's atomic attack on Japan you never heard in school

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Glenn Beck and the gang take a moment to reflect on this momentous event in American history, which dragged our formerly-reluctant nation into World War II. The conversation turns to the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, prompting Glenn to describe the American military's little-known efforts to reduce the civilian suffering caused by the bombs through the distribution of flyers warning Japanese citizens of the impending attack.

"So we’re telling them — not that we have the nuclear bomb — but we have a weapon beyond description, and we’re going to drop it on one of these 22 industrial cities," Glenn recounts. "If you are in — Nagasaki and Hiroshima are on that list. If you are in one of those cities, you must leave now because we have no intention of killing people and your families. Please get out now. It goes on to say, 'You should bring with you food and water because it will be hard to come by.' Now, why aren’t we ever taught that?

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