Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Emerging truths about the decision to drop the bomb

It's a long article, and doesn't yield to easy summary or bullet-point quotations, but this Richard B. Frank article goes to great lengths to explain that there was truth to the traditional belief that Truman dropped the bomb because it was clear that the Japanese were not going to end the war any time soon. This contradicts the current view, which began to appear in the 1960s, that Japan was desperate to surrender, and that Truman dropped the bomb to threaten the Soviet Union. Previous posts: Thank God for the Atom Bomb