How did the American military feel about the atomic bomb?
Most of the American military, and the general public, were strongly in favor of the use of the atomic bomb in World War II. The enormous casualties that would have resulted from invading Japan would certainly have exceeded anything done by the atomic bombings. A few in the military and out in the general public had strong misgivings, believing that the A-bomb made war even more horrific or perhaps ending the traditional role of the military forever.
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It shortend the war by forcing the Japanese to surrender under U.S. terms. The Japanese people were not going to give up, they fought to the very end, but had it not been for the devastation of the atomic attacks we might still be fighting.Also if president Truman allowed the war to go on as it was,… the allies would invade Japan and more soldiers would be killed. (MORE)
Answer . "It was an effective mission". "Cost effective". "Well done, good job". "Right On". Expressions of that nature were prevelant. Very few military leaders or at least those quoted had reservations about the strategic value of this attack, or the potential of a political backlash about ato…mic intervention and introduction. (MORE)
Albert Einstein signed a letter that had been written by LeoSzilard (who had invented the atomic bomb in 1933) to FDR andwarning him that Nazi Germany might be working on atomic bombs. ThePresident ordered a preliminary study with a budget of about $6000.After the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S.… entry to the war thisstudy was expanded to the Manhattan Project. This is where peopleare committed to find a way to make a viable atomic bomb,ultimately spending about $2,000,000,000 by the end of the war. The project was kept totally secret and the first the Americanpublic knew of the atomic bomb was the August 6, 1945 eveningnewspapers that announced the bombing of Hiroshima with an AtomicBomb that morning. (MORE)
Absolute flabbergasted surprise that those backward Russians couldactually do such a thing in 1949. The earliest prediction was thatthey might have an atomic bomb in 1952 but many predicted that itwas not possible for at least another decade.
Totally defeated There is a story of a girl named Sadako and the thousand cranes. This book is a true story about a girl who was two when the atom bomb was dropped. The bomb didn't hurt her at the time but later in life it did. At the age of twelve she died from Leukaemia a disease from the atom b…omb. The thing is she believed in good luck charms and there is a story about if a sick person folds a thousand paper cranes the spirits of the dead will save them. She began folding paper cranes but only got to 644 before she died. I disagree with the answer above I think the Japanese where feeling so angry It gave them streghth. Sadako's hope showed that they didn't say they were all gong to die they belived that they could keep there live going and if they thought that they were defeted they knew that some of them were not effected by the bomb they were still loveing one another and love can councer anything and anyone and they knew the U S should feel sorry and the were not going to give up they would forget about and try to carry on. I agree with all answers Ive read Sadako It was realy good (MORE)
That bomb was dropped on august 9, 1945 over Nagasaki. There were12 prisoners of war jailed there. The US did not know that. Anyway,it will not change anything. Compare 12 casualties against 3000 ormore if the take Japan will boot on the ground. The people waswaiting in the beach with sharpened bamb…oo stick. (MORE)
Yes because the did the bomb, and stopped the war during world war II. In Japan over thousands of people were killed, and the city was destroyed. So the Americans did there wish, and stopped the war with the atomic bomb in 1945.
Most Americans did not really understand the atomic bomb, they were elated that the war was over. Some families had not seen their military family members in three or four years.
The invasion of the Japanese mainland would have been very hard. The battle would have been fierce and hundreds of thousands of Americans would have lost their lives or been wounded in the fight. The Japanese had weapons caches all over the place. The US expected over 2 million casualties. The dropp…ing of the bombs eliminated the need to conduct the invasion. (MORE)
Answer: . "Little Boy", a code name for the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was detonated on the morning of August 6th, 1945.. The second bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", was detonated in the city of Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945, three days later.
There were several military arguments for using the atomic bomb against Japan in 1945. First, this would bring about an early surrender of Japan and avoid what would probably have been a prolonged struggle with much loss of life by US forces. Secondly, the USSR was already moving against Japan and h…ad seized one small island (which Russia still has, even in 2013) and the US feared that Japan would become a Soviet satellite, much in the way that eastern Europe was. The Cold War began even before WW II was over. An early Japanese surrender avoided that problem. (MORE)
Most people don't think that way but the thing was the civilian casualties. In 1945 Japan's soldiers, sailors and pilots were almost all dead and the blast killed mostly civilians.
the first US delivered atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima from a B29 superfortress nicknames the Enola Gay. It was piloted by Capt Paul Tibbets.
The stated reason is "to save American lives by ending the war sooner." The real reason is to see what would happen. They could have detonated an atomic device out to sea, near enough to blow Japan's mind without blowing up so many thousands of Japan's civilians. But curiosity overrode any humane qu…alms they had, or should have had. (MORE)
Well there can be many different answers to this question but the one that makes the most sense to me is because the U.S. was very mad that Japan attacked the U.S. on IT'S soil (Pearl harbor) so the U.S. got so mad that they dropped a atomic bomb on Japan to end the war once and for all. Also they c…hose this over a land invasion because after they calculated the results they thought a land invasion would be too costly for both sides. (MORE)
To try and weaken or scare Japan so much they would surrender. it was pretty much "Revenge for Pearl Harbor"
The Manhattan Project was the top-secret project that was developing an atomic bomb. Two were created. It was so top-secret that not even President Franklin Roosevelt's Vice President, Harry Truman, knew about it. The war in the Pacific had been going on for a while since Japan attacked Pearl Harbor…, and the United States already had control of the many islands they took over in the Pacific using their island hopping strategy. When Roosevelt died, Vice President Truman became President. As President, he was informed about the Manhattan Project. The United States had been planning on invading Japan, which is why they had been taking over islands in the Pacific, so they could invade from a near-by island. When Truman found out about the atomic bomb, he decided that dropping the bomb would force Japan to surrender and the war would be over. If the United States had invaded Japan, many more lives would have been lost, American and Japanese. After the United States dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima, Japan still did not surrender. Three days later, the US dropped the second bomb on Nagasaki, forcing Japan to surrender. Japan was oblivious to the fact that we only had two bombs at the time, and decided to surrender on September 2, 1945, ending World War II. (MORE)
It depends on if you are within the blast radius of an atomic bomb... If you are within the firey blast radius of the bomb, then no. You will feel nothing at all. The heat from an atom bomb is so intense that not only does it sear your nerve endings shut, it completely turns you into dust. So, in ot…her words, you will be dead before your brain comprehends what has happened. (MORE)
i think happy if it did not happen to them but i am probably wrong.
I would think sad and mad because the Americans got nervous so they put the Japanese Americans in Concentration camps until the end of the war. their really isn't much information that I can find but I do know that the Japanese Americans were mad at the Japanese and the Americans. Japanese bombed th…e free world the Japanese Americans came to and the Japanese Americans were mad at theAmericans for locking them up in concentration caps till the end of the war don't get me wrong I can be wrong on a few facts go to a library and check out a book on this subject. (MORE)
They felt sad an sorry because of what the Japanese did to pearl harbor, and they were shocked.
yes they did. After the Americans knew that millions of lives would have been lost taking over japan. They sent in a bomber and dropped little boy on Hiroshima.
Hiroshima, the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the ChÅ«goku region of western HonshÅ«, the largest island of Japan.
The entire world was shocked. There had never been an atom bomb in existence before and never has there been any more used in war. Some were angry, some were glad because it ended the war. Some were confused. Some people were shocked at the injuries the Japanese people suffered. You can see why atom…ic bombs have not been used since then in war. (MORE)
The feelings of the American people had a wide range of feelings when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. They felt: rage, anger, sadness, shock, surprise, confusion, thrill at Japanese being killed, hopeful for the wars end, fear, and grief.
Mostly, it was met with hope that this would end the war. It must be remembered that we had fought a very bloody war with Japan for nearly four years and the end of it was not in sight. It was projected that there would be over one million casualties on the American side alone in an invasion of main…land Japan. Although it is not a popular thought now, dropping the atomic bombs on Japan save countless lives on both sides. (MORE)
The US nuclear program in WWII was codenamed the Manhattan Project due to the location much of the early work was done. The 1st test of a nuclear device was codenamed the Trinity Test . The bomb itself was called " The Gadget " The 1st bomb used against Japan in Hiroshima was codenamed " Li…ttle Boy " The 2nd bomb used against Japan in Nagasaki was codenamed " Fat Man " (MORE)
The US Army Corps of Engineers. General Leslie R. Groves was put in charge of the project, which was given the overall cover title of the "Manhattan Engineer District" to confuse spies, and so is often called "The Manhattan Project". Little or none of the work actually took place in Manhattan. Grove…s had just finished supervising the building of the Pentagon in Washington DC. The US Army Corp of Engineers has been around since the US Army was created. The brightest graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point are often assigned tot he Corps of Engineers upon graduation. The Corps has jurisdiction over all rivers, streams, harbors and navigable waterways within the US. (MORE)
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour and sank most of the US fleet there. The US government thought that if they did not tighten the screws very fast, they might end up as cannon fodder for the Japanese empire. The Atomic Weapon was dropped on Hiroshima in order to force Japan to surrender. They d…id not surrender so US dropped another bomb on Nagasaki a few days later. Thinking that the US had more of these City Flatteners the Japanese government and emperor gave in and surrendered. The first atomic bomb was Uranium based. The second one was Plutonium based. To my knowledge these are the only atomic bombs that have ever been used in war. (MORE)
It changed it because they got hit with it and they couldn't stop crapping after that they died of organ crapping
Most of them and as a matter of fact, most people in the world also agree.
Yes. America tested the first atomic bomb in New Mexico, then dropped two on Japan to effectively end World War 2. Russia began testing atomic bombs in 1949 and many other nations have also tested them. No one besides America has used them in war.
Yes, there were Americans who were interned in Japan at the start of the war. They included some business people, tourists, students, religious workers, and Japanese-Americans visiting relatives. A few had been moved to the 'safe' cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where there was little bombing. The…re were also a large number of American POWs in Japan, primarily doing forced labor in factories. (MORE)
The first combat use of the atomic bomb was against Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August, 1945. Three days later, on 9 August, the second (and so far last) use of a nuclear weapon in combat was made against Nagasaki, Japan.
During World War II, the Second General Army and ChÅ«goku RegionalArmy were headquartered in Hiroshima. So there were militaryfacilities there. However due to the large expected amount of damage of the explosionat the altitude of 1,968 feet above the city, there was no need toaim at any specific m…ilitary facility. Instead the aim point (AP)was selected to be an easy to identify landmark near the center ofthe city: the "T" shaped Aioi Bridge . (MORE)
At the time it was the most powerful weapon and it has the capability to kill many people and destroy a large area? Is this a serious question
Yes. You ask any living warrior from World War 2 and any offspring of those men and you will learn they are extremely grateful the atomic bombs motivated Emperor Hirohito to finally surrender. There are Japanese from that era who could tell you they were so relieved the war finally ended even though… they hate the way it was ended and what happened to their people. (MORE)
I'm not aware of any polls or studies concerning this. But you have to be specific about what you mean by being "pro atomic bomb". Does it mean someone thinks we should nuke an enemy at the first sign of trouble? Is it someone who believes that nuclear bombs are an acceptable option in dealing wi…th a threat? Is it someone who simply accepts that nukes are a reality but prefers not to use them if at all possible? In the context of WWII and the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, it is generally agreed by military historians and strategists that the bombings were necessary, and that they saved many more lives than they took by ending the war quickly. The Japanese culture at the time was very xenophobic (this is still somewhat true), and they regarded foreigners as subhuman. They were tenacious soldiers who seldom retreated or surrendered (they were told by their superiors that the Allied forces would torture and experiment on them if they were captured). To conquer Japan without the use of the atomic bombs would have required a painstaking capture and scouring of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific, working their way toward the Japanese mainland. Such an invasion would have succeeded, since Japan was already at a great disadvantage industrially (food and equipment supplies were decreasing). But the cost in lives on both sides would have been enormous, and the conflict would have dragged on for several more years. Both Japan and the invading allies would be greatly weakened when it was over, and there was still the Nazi Germany side of the war to be considered. The Allies could not afford to be vulnerable to the Germans or risk losing the war there. (MORE)
The point was to bring the war to a quick end and to get the Japanese to surrender without losing a large number of American soldiers.
many, these are called broken arrows , the code-name for an accident with a nuclear weapon.
Because Leo Szilard wrote a letter to FDR and had Einstein sign it, warning that the Germans might do it first.
First, by the time the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan caused was lost and the war in that sense was also lost. The only thing left for Japan was the mainland which didn't count for too much either.
That is a question of opinion. And my opinion is yes as I truly believe it saved around a million lives.
The US and Japan were at war. Japan had refused to surrender. To invade the Japanese mainland was predicted to cause the death of more than 1 million Allied service members.
The American code name for the development of the Atomic Bomb was Manhattan Project There were two Atomic Bombs dropped in Hiroshima, Japan and Nagasaki, Japan. Americans Atomic Bomb's code name in Hiroshima is: Little Boy Americans Atomic Bomb's code name in Nagasaki is: Fat Man Source: I… lived in Japan for two years and learned about WWII (American vs. Japan) for a semester in 7th grade. Save (MORE)
The capture of an island that could be used as an air base within range of Japan for a B-29 bomber.
To end the last and hopefully final World War. We also took over Japan's military and now own it, because we cannot ever trust them because they murdered innocent people with a surprise attack on pearl harbor. If someone broke into your house and tried to murder your family, would you protect yourse…lf against that so it would never happen again? well basically the United States was invaded by the Japs and it forever changed the history of the world. (MORE)
What were the American and British government and military leaders planning for using the first atomic bomb on Nazi Germany to end the war before May 1945?
The American and British government and military leaders never planned for using the first atomic bomb on Nazi Germany, but they did worry that Germany might have an advanced nuclear program, which they did. By the time Germany surrendered in May 1945, the American atomic bomb program still hadn't p…roduced the first bomb. (MORE)
I don't know I just what you to answer my question I am only 11 I don't know this.
The Americans made it to end the war and they wanted to make itbefore Hitler made it.