President truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on the cities of hiroshima and nagasaki were the direct cause for the end of world war 903 words | 4 pages dropping the atomic bombs: an irresponsible decision. When i was a young high school student in the early 1960's i read the book written by truman explaining his decision to drop the atomic bomb on japan after finishing it i was still not fully convinced it was the right decision. On the atomic bombings, see gar alperovitz, the decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an american myth (new york: knopf, 1995) and idem, was harry truman a revisionist on hiroshima.
The main argument in support of the decision to use the atomic bomb is that it saved american lives which would otherwise have been lost in two d-day-style land invasions of the main islands of the japanese homeland. Atomic diplomacy atomic diplomacy refers to attempts to use the threat of nuclear warfare to achieve diplomatic goals after the first successful test of the atomic bomb in 1945, us officials immediately considered the potential non-military benefits that could be derived from the american nuclear monopoly. Remembering all the casualties that had been suffered in the war, those which were inflicted from the two atomic bomb attacks, those which would have been suffered if we had invaded japan, and the challenges that would be faced in postwar relations with the soviet union - did truman make the right decision by dropping the atomic bomb on japan, making the us the only nation to have used.
The decision to drop the atomic bombs analysis of harry truman's decision to use the atomic bombs on the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki. Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb could have been justified out of hatred for the poor treatment for american pow, and the use of kamikaze pilots as a military tactic and the surprise attack on pearl harbor ( mckain 28-35. No other choice: why truman dropped the atomic bomb on japan truman and his advisers made the only decision they could have made indeed, considered in the context of world war ii, it wasn't.
I think decisions need to be evaluated based on the information that a decision maker has at his or her disposal at the time the decision was made at the time truman decided to use atomic weapons, us and allies were in the planning phases for ope. President truman's decision to use the atomic bomb against japan in 1945 is arguably the most contentious issue in all of american history. But, mr alperovitz argues, truman and his secretary of state, james f byrnes, were struck by the notion that ending world war ii without dropping the atomic bomb would not have brought added. The president's historic visit took place 71 years after the us dropped an atomic bomb on the city during world war ii, one of two it used during that conflict.
The atomic bomb averted even larger tragedies human cost of an invasion had president harry truman decided not to drop the atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki decision to drop the. President truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on the cities of hiroshima and nagasaki were the direct cause for the end of world war ii in the pacific. On august 6 and 9, 1945, the cities of hiroshima and nagasaki were destroyed by the first atomic bombs used in warfare documents on the decision to use the atomic bomb are reproduced here in full-text form, and many also as images. President truman's decision to drop the atom bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki was unnecessary, rash, inhumane, and had many negative consequences truman didn't allow enough time to study the effects of the bomb, and his hasty decision resulted in a horrific number of deaths, as well as long-lasting.
Page 493 chapter 23 the decision to use the atomic bomb by louis morton (see chapter one for information on the author) on 6 august 1945 the united states exploded an atomic bomb over hiroshima and revealed to the world in one blinding flash the start of the atomic age. To this day, the dropping of atomic bombs on those two japanese cities remains that only use of nuclear weapons in war done towards the end of the second world war, the bombings resulted in the death of 129,000 people. Source read the press release from president truman on august 6, 1945 following the dropping of the atomic bomb noting important details about its production and the rhetoric used.