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Weapons of Mass Destruction: ARTICLE REVIEW 1 Weapons of Mass Destruction Unit 1 Article Review Marilyn Anderson (2019) Columbia Southern University
Weapons of Mass Destruction: ARTICLE REVIEW 2 Use of WMD America has a long history with crimes, with us being at war with other countries and with weapons of mass destruction. To end WWII the United States had B-29 bomber jets drop two nuclear weapons or as we know them to be atomic bombs on Japan in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 th and 9 th , 1945. These bombs killed over 200,000 people and injured many others with various illnesses as a result. These bombs were deployed to end the war and used as a show of the power these bombs possessed with their explosions and the amount of damage they caused. This would send the message to other countries such as the Germans not to mess with us as were prepared. Implications In history the dropping of the atomic bombs were debated for years as to whether it was necessary to drop them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan to end the war and get them to surrender. While some say that it was necessary, and that ending World War II meant it saved countless lives , there are those that argued that maybe there didn’t need to be so much bloodshed in the bombing and that maybe the US could have gotten the message across to Japan to end the war and surrender by dropping the bombs in areas that were not populated with people. The large number of people that were killed both civilians and military had a devasting

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