The list of US war crimes is vast, but US citizens learn only the Disney version of history. Furthermore, as Legacy of Ashes documents clearly, the CIA likewise has a long history of atrocities. Finally, we need to remember that the USA is still the only nation in history to use atomic weapons against unarmed civilians. The purpose: not to "end the war" as US citizens are repeatedly told (the documentation makes it clear the war-ending was a post-event rationalization) but rather to make the inadequate Truman feel a little less intimidated by Stalin.

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