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Argue that President Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan was justified.
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To make this argument, we should focus on the number of lives that were saved by this decision. It is of course true that the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered terribly because of the bombs. But it is likely that many more people would have suffered and died had the bomb not been used. The military estimated that 1 million Americans would be killed or wounded in an invasion of Japan. It is certain that Japanese casualties would have been even higher. Therefore, the use of the bombs can be justified as a way of saving lives, both American and Japanese.
Posted by pohnpei397 on October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM (Answer #1)
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