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    Peace Corps Recruitment Process

    Carrie Hessler-Radelet talked about changes in the Peace Corps' recruitment process. She also talked about ow her own experiences as a volunteer would influence her newly-confirmed directorship.

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    World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb

    U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War Two. Professor Weller and his class discussed American and Japanese military strategies in the months leading up to the attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The class also covered Japanese social and political attitudes, American motivation for dropping the bomb and the considerations involved in choosing target cities. Professor Weller argued that the atomic bomb fit into America’s goal of “absolute military victory,” avoided a large-scale invasion, and lead to Japan’s surrender weeks after the bombs were used.

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