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Regret is unacceptable in terms of using a destructive weapon in times of war Dropping the atomic bomb on Japan was if not a complete mistake poorly timed Unfortunately the moment it was used it may have seemed to be the only solution to bring peace This paper will examine the untimeliness of the bomb as manifested in postwar regret and nuclear warfare The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 thrust the United States into World War II and thus helped reshape modern warfare The lengthy blood stained war reduced all armed forces into barbarous warriors who killed indiscriminately at times Air raids became a war symbol as each contending force would bomb military targets killing thousands within minutes Ending the war and rediscovering international peace was not only painstaking it introduced the world to nuclear warfare and a nuclear arms race The strategic bombing used in WWII was largely untested and believed to have the ability to end the war sooner due to its violence and potential to lower enemy morale The Allies undeniably believed strategic bombing would end the war quicker and save the lives of many soldiers However all sides gave the phrase military target a wide interpretation during the war while the intensity and duration of the conflict only added to the problem The obscurity of the laws at the beginning of the war led to an all-out attack of air warfare which led to the notorious bombings of London Coventry Hamburg and Dresden Bombing efforts later included Okinawa and Tokyo Ultimately the United States dropped the first two nuclear weapons ever used in warfare on Hiroshima and Nagasaki The United States began constructing the atom bomb in order to defend itself from Germany which was believed to already have a nuclear bomb in the works In the summer of 1939 a little-known Hungarian scientist Leo Szilard approached Albert Einstein and informed him of the possibility of
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