August 6,9 - Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....

With a nuclear weapon like the atomic bomb, came great responsibility.
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Five myths about the atomic bomb - The Washington Post

Strategic Bombing Survey group, assigned by President Truman to study the air attacks on Japan, produced a report in July of 1946 that was primarily written by Nitze and reflected his reasoning:"Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated." quoted in Barton Bernstein, , pg.

The atomic bomb was not based upon this theory but clearly illustrated it.
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The notion that the atomic bombs caused the Japanese surrender on Aug

- Horrified by reports of theenormous casualties in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Truman ordered the atomicbombing stopped.
- A 1960 interview with Leo Szilard about the use of the bomb, reprinted by permission from U.S.

In my report I will talk about the many reasons, the atomic bomb had to be created and used....
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On August 8, 1945, after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Hoover wrote to publisher Colonel John Callan O'Laughlin, "The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul."quoted from Gar Alperovitz, , pg.

After help creating the atomic bomb with the Manhattan Project he was banned from the U.S.
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Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb …

Bard wrote that use of the bomb without warning was contrary to “the position of the United States as a great humanitarian nation,” especially since Japan seemed close to surrender.
- President Truman had delayed his meeting with Stalin until the atomic bomb could be tested.

Why the United States Dropped Atomic Bombs in 1945 - Time

"During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives.

Would the atomic bomb have been used against Germany

The Huge Atomic Cloud / The Mushroom Cloud Blowing Up The atomic cloud (mushroom cloud) produced just after the burst is one of the most intensive characteristics of the A-bomb explosion.

Why The Atomic Bomb Should Have Not Been Dropped - Prezi

The dropping of the atomic bomb was also a just response to the previous atrocities committed by Japan to other countries including the United States....

Explanations why a- and h-bombs do not work - 1

"...the Japanese were prepared to negotiate all the way from February 1945...up to and before the time the atomic bombs were dropped; ...if such leads had been followed up, there would have been no occasion to drop the [atomic] bombs." - quoted by Barton Bernstein in Philip Nobile, ed., , pg.

ATOMIC BOMB: DECISION (Hiroshima-Nagasaki)

MacArthur said that was correct and that we would have avoided all of the losses, the Atomic bomb, and the entry of Russia into Manchuria."Gar Alperovitz, , pg.