75 years ago, the US dropped the first atomic bomb. Here's how Americans learned about its destruction.Get the Full StoryUniversal History Archive UIG via Getty images
The US dropped the first and only atomic bombs used in war 75 years ago this month, helping bring the end of World War II in the Pacific.
US journalists reported deeply on the development and use of the weapon, giving Americans insight to its destructive power, but their work was not without controversy.
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Seventy-five years ago this week, the US military revealed the greatest and best-kept secret of the Allied effort to win World War II.
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