BRIA 15 3

Bill of Right in Action
Summer 1999 (15:3)

Rules of War

This Bill of Rights in Action looks at controversies in this century involving rules of war. The first article examines the bombing of civilians, initially denounced as barbaric but eventually adopted by all sides during World War II. The second article explores the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. The final article examines efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

World History: Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II

U.S. History: Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb

U.S. Government: New Threats to Nuclear Non- Proliferation

This issue of the Bill of Rights in Action is made possibel by a generous grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Officers: Haley J. Fromholz, President; Marjorie S. Steinberg, President-Elect; Publications Committee: Jerome C. Byrne, Chairperson; Gerald Chaleff, Lee S. Edmond, Eugene R. Erbstoesser, Thomas Higgins, Patrick J. McDonough, Michael W. Monk, Hon. Margaret M. Morrow, Peggy Saferstein, Deborah S. Saxe, Marvin Sears, Lois Thompson, Carlton Varner. Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Program and Materials Development; Carlton Martz, Writer; Bill Hayes, Editor; Andrew Costly, Production Manager; Michael W. Monk, CRF Board Reviewer.

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