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History of the United States
What was President Truman's chief priority in using the atomic bomb against japan?
What was Henry trumans rank when he started the atomic bomb?
Asked in World War 2, Japan
President trumans chief priority in using the atomic bomb against japan was to?
President Truman had multiple reasons for ordering the nuclear strikes on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The primary reason was to quickly end the war through overwhelming force of these weapons thus avoiding the need for potentially hundreds of thousands of American casualties from invasion into the Japanese home islands.