Forging ties half way around the world

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Los Alamos author Bartlit travels to Tinian to take part in atomic bomb symposium

By Kirsten Laskey

Miles of ocean may separate Tinian and Los Alamos, but the local county and the island in the Philippine Sea share more in common than some may think. Both played a pivotal role in World War II.

For Los Alamos, that role was the Manhattan Project. For Tinian, which is part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, there were the airfield strips used by the airplanes that carried the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Read the whole story in today's Monitor.