FROM Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
After 65 Years US Finally Attends Hiroshima Memorial This year, for the first time since 1945, the US ambassador to Japan attended the annual commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Should President Obama make a visit? Should the US apologize? What are the effects of nuclear radiation? We hear from Dr. James Yamazaki, the lead physician of the US Atomic Bomb Medical Team which surveyed the effects of the bomb on Nagazaki, and from Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.