Morton 1957 p336 337 The decision of whether to use the atomic bomb or not was

Morton 1957 p336 337 the decision of whether to use

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Committee was created to answer all questions in all aspects. (Morton, 1957, p.336-337) The decision of whether to use the atomic bomb or not was not one that came easily. Two overriding considerations were the saving of lives in the war, and the effect of our actions on the stability of the postwar world. (Morton, 1957, p.338) Japan was not going to surrender without a fight. In April 1945 the Japanese military was planning for homeland defense. Their primary goals were
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Project 2 3 to not to defeat American forces, but to raise the price of conquering Japanese territory, that the American society would be against. (Pape, 1993, 173-174) President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb was not final until after the rejection of the Potsdam Proclamation on Jul 28 th , 1945. (Pape,1993, p.165) Primary Sources : Laurence, W. L; (1945) Eyewitness Account of Atomic Bomb Over Nagasaki. Retrieved from United States strategic bombing survey: Japan’s Struggle to end the war, July 1, 1946. Retrieved from s/index.php? documentdate=19460701&documentid=68&studycollectionid=abomb&pagenumbe r=1 Morton mentions a squadron of B-29 bombers that were trained in the delivery of the atomic bomb. This secondary source relates to my primary source by William Laurence which is a first-hand account of being on one of the B-29 Super forts that was involved in the dropping of the bomb over Nagasaki. Having several chosen targets, one of these being the great industrial
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