Q for A - The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Q for A The - Kieran Tsai The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb 18-Mar-11 1 How many different ideas for using the atomic bomb as a means for ending

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Kieran Tsai The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb 18-Mar-11 1. How many different ideas for using the atomic bomb as a means for ending the war can you find in the sources? It was mentioned by Compton that a non-military demonstration of the bomb would have the possibility of ending the war without loss of human life. It could also be used with prior warning just as the conversation with General Marshall has portrayed that all attacks should be given prior warning. Finally there was the surprise use of the atomic bomb. 2. What were the arguments made by individuals who cautioned against the use of the atomic bomb or who thought it should be “demonstrated” rather than used against the enemy? In the Franck Report, it was argued that the bomb was too destructive; and if the U.S deployed it in military use, then it will be hard to earn the trust of others in abolishing the use of such destructive weapons. 3.
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