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Running Head: DarbyM HIS-100-Q6558 6-3-2 16-3-2 Project 2: Research Plan and IntroductionMark DarbySouthern New Hampshire University
DarbyM HIS-100-Q6558 6-3-22Research Plan Research Question: How can the United States, based on modern training of the military, be effective during worldwide military conflicts based on previous decisions made for utilizing the Atomic Bomb?Secondary Sources: The rationale for using the atomic bomb was that it had ended the war, or at least ended it sooner and thereby saved many American-and Japanese-lives. But had it? (Morton, L. 1957) This literature offers three main explanations, all of which conclude that civilian vulnerability was the key to intimidation. The first argues that the determining factor was fear of imminent punishment from atomic bombing: It was not one atomic bomb, or two, which brought surrender.It was the experience of what an atomic bomb will do to society, plus the trepidation of much more. (Pape, R. 1993)Historical Context:The justification for utilizing the atomic bomb may not have been necessary.