In my opinion bombing Japan was the right thing to do at the time. The war resulted in an unprecedented death of thousands of US soldiers. Is it morally acceptable to risk the lives of more soldiers if we have this weapon at our disposal? If we decided to invade Japan, who knows how high the death rate would have been. Japan attacked us first thinking that they could take us out of the war before we even joined.
In the sixty years since World War 2, President Truman 's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan has been questioned by many people. The bombing caused many deaths but also clearly marked the end of the long drawn-out war. The justifications for the bombing are still however a widely discussed debate. Arguments supporting the justification of the bombing involve the President 's stern belief that the Japanese had brought it on themselves, and that the bombing would end the war and save many American lives. The counter-arguments were that the Japanese were already defeated and so ‘why was it necessary to drop the bomb?”.
The US used the A-bomb to save its soldier, which could have been lost. Japan planning to surrender to the Russian but only if there can keep their emperor making The atomic bomb pointless. With many military leaders on point, agreeing that dropping the atomic bomb was unnecessary. Only president Truman could have made the choice to try to save American lives but in saving them, he will be kill millions of innocent people. Imagined being in President Truman shoes try to make the choice of whether or not to press the big red
According to Geoff Brumfiel, there was two main reasons for bombing the cities: to scare the Japanese into surrendering and to test the power of the bomb (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). The reason Hiroshima was chosen explained by historian, Alex Wellerstein, written by Brumfiel is "Hiroshima is compact," Wellerstein says. "’If you put a bomb like this in the middle of it, you end up destroying almost the entirety of the city.’” (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). Nagasaki on the other hand is a little more complicated considering it was not the original target. In an article by Alex Wellerstein, it is stated “ The initial
He states in a diary entry after the bomb; "Nobody is more disturbed over the use of Atomic bombs than I am but I was greatly disturbed over the unwarranted attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and their murder of our prisoners of war. The only language they seem to understand is the one we have been using to bombard them.” Truman wanted these Japanese atrocities to end, for the war to end, and for eventual world peace. He made the decision to drop the bomb in order to save as many of his own as he could, which any good leader would
Had American not dropped the bomb, then who knows what the world would be like today. America might not be allies with Japan. Japan is one of America’s closest allies. While there were alternatives, America was right to drop the atomic bomb because the bomb was dropped to end the war, the bomb saved thousands of lives, both Japanese and American, and the bomb was the only logical option. President Truman had only been president for twelve days when he
When Japan sent their planes to attack the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, they desired to make themselves look strong, but it made a lot of people think that they are heartless and ruthless. This attack destroyed much of the American Pacific Fleet and this brought the
World War 2 was coming to a close when the decision was made to drop the atomic bomb. The war was over in Europe, and almost over in Japan. There were justifications for the use the nuclear weapon, but they were for the most part either false or outweighed by the negatives. The US should not have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. The war with Japan was already coming to a close, making the atomic bomb drop pointless.
American Citizens wanted justice for the horror that happened the night of the attack. Many wanted Japanese to pay for the crimes they committed and FDR wanted that very much as well. He wanted to do a bombing raid on Japanese soil because japan would least expect it. So, the war went on with the goal to punish japan for what they did. The united states were not standing on the sidelines anymore, The goal was to get to Japanese territory and force them to surrender, but in order to get their territory American had to get through the Pacific Ocean which was heavily guarded by Japanese
Even though the dropping of the atomic bomb was an unjustified and inhumane act made against the Japanese in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th August 1945, it was a necessary movement taken by the American government to bring an end to the violence and suffering of World War II. Without the devastation caused by the bomb, it is likely that the war would have involved many more raids and ended in a lot more casualties, with both sides suffering major losses. These bombs held the power to exterminate and destroy a whole civilization in minutes. Why would men build something so lethal, destructive and deadly? An atomic bomb is any bomb which develops its destructive power from the rapid release of nuclear energy, causing damage through heat, blast, and radioactivity.
Although some do not agree with using the atomic bombs, the bombs were dropped, changing the war along with the rest of the world. Just as the attack on Pearl Harbor was a tragic day in our history it was felt worldwide especially in japan. The actions of war are tragic and
The atomic bomb has a background rich with blood of the innocent and guilty alike, but it also has links to freedom and victory. In August of 1945 President Harry S. Truman placed the okay to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, ultimately ending WWII in the Pacific. The atomic bomb made a devastating impact in Japan, but it lead to V-J Day in WWII. Behind the tragedy put on Japan the bomb created an end to suffrage in European countries, Russia, and America. If I had the chance to convince President Truman I would implore he search for other alternative routes than the extremity of the atomic bomb, but if it was the only way I would say he should use the bomb.
Soon after its invention, President Harry S. Truman decided to use this atomic warfare against Japan. The President justified his actions by claiming that he “used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans.” (Long). However; Japan was inching closer and closer to surrender. Furthermore, no one was knowledgeable of the aftereffects such a “weapon”
Even before Pearl Harbor we were scared of them”(36). This quote shows the unnecessary fear of the Japanese as a whole. Although many young Americans felt excited to go off to war, they had already been mentally affected by the war. The propaganda and use of Japanese camps in the United States lead a generation of young Americans into having a bloodthirsty urge to kill a group of people, not defined by their ideas, but by their race. This ultimately led to the anger and mistreatment of Japanese-Americans in the United States for many years following the conclusion of the war.