Japan rejected to surrender, so they were threatened with "prompt and destruction"
General Douglas MacArthur favored the conventional bombing of Japan already in effect and following up with massive invasion, called "Operation Downfall"
We did not know for sure if the Japanese would surrender, because we had to get them out of caves in the pacific islands because they would not surrender
Dropping this bomb did save American lives
The war would be prolonged if it wasn't for this bomb
An atomic bomb is a weapon, and we were in war.
With all the evidence, it was justified for America to drop the atomic bombs, in doing so they saved money time, and most of all unnecessary killing of more people.
Was america justified in dropping the atomic bomb essay
After the atom bombs were dropped on Japan, the American mood was jubilant, and 23% of Americans wished that there were more atom bombs to drop on them. In 1995, Bill Clinton stated that the USA did not need to apologize to Japan because Truman made the right decision, "based on the facts before him," which continued the behavior of American presidents, with the sole exception of Dwight Eisenhower (sentiments only voiced and he left office), since 1945.
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After two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan in the span of a few days, Japan surrendered. It was no surprise that the Japanese surrendered after two cities were incinerated. The USA's government fully expected it. In one of the many ironies of Japans surrender, although the Americans stonewalled the Japanese surrender with their "unconditional" mantra, after the Japanese surrendered the Allies did exactly what the Japanese wanted: spare Hirohito from prosecution and humiliation. Hirohito remained an untainted emperor until his death in 1989. It appears that retaining Hirohito was a useful strategy for the USA, as a way of controlling post-war Japan, which helped prevent them from going communist or some other unfavorable (from the USA's perspective) path. The last several months of fighting, particularly the kind that participated in, never needed to happen, as if any of it ever "needed" to happen. That must be a devastating realization, if ever achieved, for those who survived the Pacific Theater battles in 1945, and the families that lost sons in those battles, both American and Japanese.
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As with the , there are dots of light in the black firmament that hovers over the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. In 1954, Norman Cousins successfully agitated for "Hiroshima Maidens" to come to the USA for surgery to try healing their disfigurement from the atom bombing. They were warmly received by many, yet the USA's government was extremely nervous about those maidens being in America, and feared that there would be anti-nuclear criticism following in the wake of Americans witnessing what the bomb did to Japanese citizens. The arrival of the Hiroshima Maidens was the first time that the American public openly saw the results of the atom bombs. Until that time, the footage of the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a state secret. Hiroshima Maidens played a part in the healing that has taken place between the USA and Japan. The Maidens accepted their state, consistent with their religion and worldview, and did not blame America. Also, there were more than a thousand nuclear-disfigured American citizens living in America at the time, generally Nisei who were trapped in Japan when war broke out, who were bombed by their own government, as with those American POWs held at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, whom our government knew full well were down there when the atom bombs were dropped.