Truman's Decision - Melissa Lescouflair HIS/165 The...

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Melissa Lescouflair HIS/165 September 15, 2015 The decision of President Truman of dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is the big controversial topic of debate. It was the first time in the history that nuclear weapon was used and none was having the idea of the disaster that could be caused due to the use of these weapons. This was the major incident in the history of destruction as its aftermaths are still observed after many years of war. The decision was incorrect on ethical and moral grounds as it resulted in long term damage. The decision of the president to use nuclear weapon was wrong as civilians were affected at the large scale and war is the matter of the military and civilians are there to support. Under the international laws of war in Hague Conventions of 1907, targeting civilians were not allowed, the activities of war fare needs to be limited only to the military targets and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was against this Hague convention. Although, the bombing

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