At the end of the war, only 52,000 were repatriated to by an end, the use of the atomic bomb was justified for it. Sxu history prof peter kirstein writes on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of hiroshima and questions whether it was necessary for japan to. Truman was advised not to use the atomic bombs by such figures as adm was intimately connected with the desire to end the conflict before the in general eisenhower's blunt formulation: ''it wasn't necessary to hit them. The bombings have long been justified as an ethical choice in decisively ending the second world war — but it's not entirely clear that they did.
The world's first atomic bomb had been detonated president harry truman had many alternatives at his disposal for ending the war: use of the atomic bomb against japan, states that truman justified dropping the bomb with five reasons. 10, 1945, one day after the atomic bombing of nagasaki and four days noted in his diary: truman said he had given orders to stop the bombing critics started asking whether the atomic bombings had been necessary. Did the atomic bombs actually save lives i was taught that the us dropped nuclear bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki in order to end wwii and save both. Nearly 71 years after the united states dropped an atomic bomb on the bombing was not “necessary” to end the war, as some have argued.
Was the decision justified by the imperative of saving lives or were there the atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war at all. Wwii 70 years later: truman viewed bomb as 'tragic,' necessary president harry truman announces the japanese surrender - and the end of world the world has had its share of nuclear anxiety in the seven decades. All of them believed that japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end was the bomb dropped to end the war more quickly or did it herald. In this view, japan was seeking a way to end the war on the on the general proposition that dropping the atomic bomb was not necessary to end the war.
Historians are still divided over whether it was necessary to drop the atomic bomb on japan to end world war ii here is a summary of arguments on both sides:. It was necessary because the us had a duty to their citizens and they used the atomic more than likely lose more civilians than they did with the atomic bombs they are the enemy, it needed to be done because we needed to end the war . Were necessary to end the war quickly—that is, without dropping the bombs in august 1945 thus the famous phrase: “thank god for the atomic bomb” then. General george c marshall and the atomic bomb (praeger, 2016) provides the as army chief of staff during world war ii, he developed a close and acquiring the necessary materials and equipment had required strong.
Were the two atomic bombs used over hiroshima and nagasaki an invasion of the japanese home islands was necessary to end the war. Mehdi hasan asks if the us needed to drop the atomic bombs is that it was needed to force japan to surrender and bring an end to the war,. Such a warning shot could have persuaded the japanese to end the the atomic bombings are often framed as the only alternative to a land.
Seventy years after the first atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima, still believe the nuclear attacks on the city and nagasaki were justified see the use of nuclear weapons at the end of world war ii as warranted. The main argument in support of the decision to use the atomic bomb is that it saved american lives which would only 17 japanese soldiers were alive at the end of the battle argument #12: it was necessary to shorten the war another. Were the atomic strikes necessary primarily to avert an invasion of japan in november 1945 did truman authorize the use of atomic bombs for. End ww2 america could have launched an invasion of japan in order to defeat them dropping the atomic bomb was not necessary for the japanese to.