The Decision Of Drop An Atomic Bomb On The Cities Of Nagasaki And Hiroshima

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The decision to drop an atomic bomb on the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, respectively, was, simply put, a foolish, rash, and depraved action that could be classified as a diplomatic blunder, among other things; certainly it could not be seen as either a military necessity or a scientific experiment: for scientists already knew enough about their project to determine the consequences, at least in the short term, such that if the dropping was an experiment, it was the most morally depraved one ever conducted in the history of man; some historians and other contemporary world leaders apparently believed that the bomb would yield diplomatic benefits and impress the Soviets in such a way as to prevent mounting hostilities--almost fifty years of subsequent history attests to this faulty view; and finally it was not so much a military necessity to drop the bombs as it was only necessary to fulfill American war aims of the unconditional surrender of Japan and US domination, not to create peace.
First, it is evident that the dropping of two atomic bombs was not a scientific experiment, and if it was, it was wholly unnecessary and degenerate. For the Manhattan Project which developed the bomb had already tested its power in New Mexico, with that infamous quote from a lead contributor to the project, "I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds," attesting to the observed results. Simply put, the researchers and military officers witnessed the awesome power of the bomb there. Yet it…

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