Should America have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan?
Yes. A bloody invasion and round the clock conventional bombing would have led to a far higher death toll and so the atomic weapons actually saved thousands of American and millions of Japanese lives. The bombs were the best means to bring about unconditional surrender, which is what the US leaders wanted.
Why the United States should have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan?
Truman believed that the bombs saved Japanese lives as well. Prolonging the war was not an option for the President. Over 3,500 Japanese kamikaze raids had already wrought great destruction and loss of American lives. The President rejected a demonstration of the atomic bomb to the Japanese leadership.
What were the reasons for the atomic bomb?
Truman did not seek to destroy Japanese culture or people; the goal was to destroy Japan’s ability to make war. So, on the morning of Aug, the American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first atom bomb over the city of Hiroshima.
Was dropping the atomic bomb on Japan justified?
On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of people – many instantly, others from the effects of radiation. At the same time, only 29% of Japanese said the bombing was justified, while 64% thought it was unwarranted.
Was bombing Japan necessary?
General Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe, recognized that Japan was ready to surrender and said, “It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.” General Hap Arnold, commander of the US Army Air Corps pointed out, “Atomic bomb or no atomic bomb, the Japanese were already on the verge of …