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Who made the decision to use the atomic bomb against japan?
President Harry Truman
President Harry S. Truman. The decision to drop the two A bombs ended WW2 and saved countless lives. If the bombs had not been dropped, the Allies Would have invaded Japan and… millions of more people would have died. It was the atomic bomb or invasion of Japan. Dropping the bomb saved far more lives than it killed.
Okinawa was launched to confirm the general idea of how the final battle for the main islands of Japan would be fought. After the success of the creation of the A-bomb, the U.…S. figured that the bomb would be a better way to finally end the war rather than an invasion. Truman left instructions that the bomb wasn't actually going to be used until after the Allies agreed and issued a declaration. The declaration (Potsdam Decl.) called for an "unconditional surrender" from Japan, however, Japan very much refused. The declaration stated that if Japan did refuse to surrender, more destruction (following the Battle of Okinawa) would continue. This destruction was the bombing on Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
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To save lives and bring the war to an end.
President Truman did. He considered the use of this new weapon as able to end the War against Japan more quickly.
The U.S. wanted to end the war ASAP, and didn't really want to fight the Japanese.
President Truman made the decision and solely he did. He took all responsibilities for that.
That was President Truman's call.
President Truman stated that it was his decision and his only and no other man.