Nuclear Weapons: Questions for Consideration and Discussion Was President Truman justified in his decision to order the bombing of Hiroshima? Was it necessary or unnecessary? Why would North Korea want nuclear weapons? And what would it take for them to forgo their development? Who was J. Robert Oppenheimer? And what does his career have to say about the role of science and scientists in the ongoing nuclear debate? What was the significance of the Cold War in the evolution of nuclear weaponry? Do you agree with the notion that the acquisition of nuclear weapons has become the Holy Grail of terrorists?
About the Author
Joseph M. Siracusa
is Professor in International Studies and Director of Global Studies, at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is internationally known for his writings on nuclear history, diplomacy, and presidential politics, and is also a frequent political affairs commentator in the media.