The Utilitarian approach to terrorism and torture asks to “choose the action that will produce the greatest benefits and the least harm” and provide “the greatest good” for the innocent and the masses (Velasquez, et al. 1996). In the case of terrorist attacks and mass murders officials must know what lengths they are willing to go to protect their people and the rest of the world. The war on terrorism is one that The United States has been dedicated to fighting since the attacks of 9/11. Our focus needs to be on stopping the individual terrorists of the world and finding the information we need in order to ultimately end these attacks on civilization and this war on terror.
For example, Truman uses repetition of “we will destroy.”(Truman 2) By repeating this over and over, it gives Truman a sense of superiority and power. It makes the audience feel more confident with the Truman’s claim. Also, Truman uses repetition of how the atomic bomb is a major achievement in the United States history. (Truman) By stating this, it reassures American society that the decision to drop the bomb was not a terrible decision. Furthermore, Truman also uses a didactic/serious tone to educate and persuade the audience about the bombing and the bomb itself.
The biggest contrast between Kennedy and the other two presidents was that Kennedy was not afraid of war. His use of the military was to increase military weapons to prepare for a potential war and to scare the Soviet’s away. (Kennedy) He was so open to the thought of a war he created Flexible Response; which is using a more effective way, such as bombs and other nuclear weapons, rather than threats and walls (Ayres 886). Moreover, While the US did not enter war, it could very well be possible if Lyndon B. Johnson hadn’t taken over after Kennedy's
The alternative for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisors was doing nothing and letting Nazi Germany develop atomic power and going on to use it to conquer the world. The United States of America wanted to end World War II on both the Atlantic and Pacific fronts and needed the quickest possible method to do so. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advisors concluded that hundreds of thousands of American lives would be lost on an assault on the island of Japan. The U.S. Armed Forces was over 16,000,000 strong and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s main motive for dropping the atom bombs was to save American lives.5 The fact of the matter is World War II was started by the Axis powers which were Germany, Italy and Japan. The Axis powers alone turned Europe upside down.
96). This was because the Soviets had located themselves perfectly to where, if the Axis powers were to attack, they would have been clearly visible. Because of this and other factors, Hitler kept putting off the attack, giving Russia a large lead in the battle. With the next coming chapters, the wars continue to grow more violent. Bombing tactics started to become more popular, and Overy even stated that Ally leaders felt that “strategic bombing as a way of conducting war was here to stay” (pg.
Their lives were spared by President Harry Truman’s decision to deploy the most powerful weapon the world had every seen, and has ever seen since then. Though the decision to drop the Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought about a great ethical dilemma, many feel that the military use of the bombs was the correct conclusion in the end. While some disagree, many argue that the A-bombs caused Japan to agree to an unconditional surrender, sent a warning signal to the Soviet Union on the brink of another war, and prevented an invasion of the home islands and conflict with a Japanese army that was prepared to sacrifice at all costs. Using the Atomic bombs caused Japan to comply with an unconditional surrender, as well as prevented a bloody invasion. According to Henry Stimson, the Secretary of State serving at the time the bombs were dropped, had America invaded Japan, the fire raids that would have been a major part of the US strategy
One of the few reasons that the dropping of the Atomic bombs was justified was the fact that Japan would not surrender. There was a large amount of evidence pointing to this: The allies had been dropping conventional and incendiary bombs on Japanese cities, but the Japanese refused to surrender. This gave the US the impression that ordinary bombs were not enough to convince Japan to surrender, and a more powerful bomb was needed. In addition, Japanese forces included Kamikaze pilots, which were-in essence-suicide bombers, willing to die for their emperor and their country. The Japanese military was also training
It 's challenging to look back at events and understand the logic of using an atomic bomb without allowing one scrap of knowledge to creep into our decision making. All of this being said, it 's still possible to come to the conclusion that using this weapon was wrong. The belief that a military blockade would end the war wasn 't believed any more than a military blockade without invasion of Germany would work. The notion that Japan was teetering on surrender is silly. They never were far more committed, ideologically and religiously, than the Germans ever were and Germany need a full-scale invasion by three superpowers.
One thing to remember is what would happen if they launched nuclear missiles at a country. That country would probably launch them back then that’s an excuse for more countries to launch their missiles. There is a danger with North Korea and Iran having a nuclear and ballistic trade relation. We as a nation need to make sure that North
Society today has this preconceived notion that foreigners are the enemy, but really today in our generation we are the true threat. We are the people and government that are the most advanced in technology, we are the bystanders in all of this. We could be making a difference but we are too scared to make any difference, we should stand up for what we believe in we should be the true heros making a difference. Taking them in might lead us into a new war but we have the intelligence to stop it before it happens. In conclusion, my claim is genocide is the worst possible action that we might be able to take.