History Podcasts

What are Arguments For and Against Bombing Japan, Why Don't Militias Matter in America Anymore, and What is Close-Air Support?

What are Arguments For and Against Bombing Japan, Why Don't Militias Matter in America Anymore, and What is Close-Air Support?

In this anthology series I answer four listener questions. Three of them have to do with World War II, one of them has to do with the second amendment. Here they are:

  • What are the arguments for bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
  • What are the arguments against?
  • The Second Amendment is one of the most controversial parts of the American constitution today. We always talk about the part that refers to private firearm ownership but we rarely talk about well-regulated militias, even though the amendment gives equal weight to both. What was the importance of militias in the past and when did they decline in impact?
  • Can you tell me about the history and importance of Close Air Support?