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It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan The Japanese were almost defeated and ready to surrenderin being the first to use it we adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark AgesChair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during World War IIIn early August 1945 atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki These two bombs quickly yielded the surrender o f Japan and the end of American involvement in World War II By 1946 the two bombs caused the death of perhaps as many as 240000 Japanese citizens The popular or traditional view that dominated the 1950s and 60s--put forth by President Harry Truman and Secretary of War Henry Stimson-- was that the dropping of the atomic bombs was a solely military action that avoided the loss of as many as a million lives in the upcoming invasion of the island of Kyushu In the e1960s a second school of thought developed--put forth by revisionist historians--that claimed the dropping of the bomb was a diplomatic maneuver aimed at intimidating and gaining the upper hand in relations with Russia I feel that the dropping of the bomb was born out of a complex myriad of military domestic and diplomatic pressures and concernsTrumans monumental decision to drop these bombs was born out of the complex background of the Japanese army This background was that the Japanese always fought to the death and that they had citizens prepared to fight Pressure to drop the bomb stemmed from three major categories military domestic and diplomaticThe military pressures stemmed from discussions and meetings Truman had with Secretary of War Stimson Army Chief of Staff General Marshal Chief of Staff Admiral William Leahy Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and others On June 18 1945 General Marshall and Secretary of War Stimson convinced Truman
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