Lewis Strauss, a special assistant of the Secretary of the Navy, gave a recommendation to the Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal. Strauss said it would be better to demonstrate the bomb before actually using it (Doc H). This idea included using the bomb in a forest by Tokio. He said if the bomb blows up in a forest, then the Japanese observers could see how America could destroy any city. But there is also another reason why the bomb would be a risky decision.
This program remained a secret for over a decade and then after it ended and it was not actually declassified until 1995. These papers actually led to David Greenglass leak of information to Moscow. David Greenglass was charged with espionage because he turned over some materials used in the manufacture of the bomb, including a cartridge for the detonator, which was very useful for the Soviet Union and got them more than a few steps ahead of America. Although Greenglass provided the Soviet Union with some information about the bomb, it was not necessary to build the bomb, and they could have built the bomb without his nuclear
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On August 6, 1945 the United States ordered to drop a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, a city in Japan. The bomb instantly killed between 70,000 and 80,000 people but due to the radiation more people suffered death after the attack. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was known as “Little Boy” which was the first atomic bomb created. The plane that had dropped the bomb was known as the Enola Gay a B-29 bomber flown by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets. On August 9, 1945 the second nuclear bomb was dropped by the US on Nagasaki.
Was the Atomic Bomb Necessary? It was necessary for the United States to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. Truman’s decision to do this was because of the american lives, the Pearl Harbor in general, and bringing an end to it all. This all began when Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor and, for precautions, the U.S. Interned Japanese people here in our country.
President Harry Truman gave an executive order in 1945 to drop to atomic bombs in popular downtown cities in Japan. With the guidance of many scientists and political leaders President Truman made the extremely tough decision to drop the bombs. After listening to arguments from both sides President Truman came to the conclusion that dropping bombs would be the best thing to do for this war. It would also show that the United States had an extreme military power. Many American politicians were for the idea of dropping the bomb, because they believed that it was the only way to end the war and get Japan to surrender.
Was America right to use atomic weapons against Japan? The dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was the end of WWII. However, there has been much conflict considering the use of the bomb. In this essay, I will discuss reasons from both sides of the argument and justify my opinion.
During World War II, the United States discovered that the energy of the atom could be used in a new form of bomb. However, the Germans also discovered this, meaning that it would be a race to actually complete the weapon. The U.S. knew it needed to act fast and so three facilities were created for the development of the weapon in Washington, New Mexico, and Tennessee. The plants in Tennessee were based in almost the middle of nowhere.
As all the world has known, the biggest atomic bomb in warfare history by the end of World War 2 is the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima that hit on August 9th, 1945 by the direct order of our 33rd president of The United States Of America; Harry S. Truman. He thought this bomb would bring a close ending of the war (World War 2) and it definitely did but it was too much to handle afterwards when it hit. There was no choice for Truman because there was no other way to bring the war into a close. It was the last call, but they didn’t realize that after they released the bomb, it was hard to decide whether it was a mistake or the right decision. The bomb killed innocent people of 199,000 (plus more).
The Manhattan Project became one of the largest weapon development programs in history. General Leslie R. Groves and US physicist Robert Oppenheimer were assigned to oversee this massive project (“Manhattan Project”2014). The project originally was headquartered in an office at the federal building at 90 Church Street in Manhattan. The project was devised in the Manhattan District Office of the Army Corps and Engineers which led to the name of the project. The initial research began at Columbia University in New York City (“The Trinity Test”
Rough Draft Jacob Berry In 1941, is the year the Atomic bomb changed warfare and human life forever. Many projects around the United States worked on the race to create the atomic bomb. One project, The Manhattan Project, led by Julius Robert Oppenheimer, created enough U-235 to create one of these deadly weapons.
For example the US Army helped produce the atom bomb for the use of the United States military Also the Columbia University performed most of the initial research critical to the project. More than 30 labs and 130,000 people were involved in the government’s nuclear research. During early 1939, some scientists in America, most refugees from Europe supported the use of nuclear fission for military uses
The dropping of the atomic bombs on World War II on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a very important part of World War II. The atomic bomb ended the war between America and Japan. This was just one of the important events during the battle in World War II. The Battle at Pearl Harbor, where the Japanese attacked U.S. soil was also why the americans bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Some believe that the United States was correct in dropping these bombs on Japan because of the attack on Pearl Harbor while others believe that it was very wrong to dropped the bomb.