The invasion of Mainland Japan, which was the only other
alternative, and which would have been horrifically costly in lives
- both American and Japanese.
To avoid an invasion of Japan
Total war means atomic bombs.
President Harry S. Truman ordered the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Most think he was not wrong about dropping the atomic bombs.
Truman authorized the dropping of the bombs.
Humanitarian reasons were basically the opposition to dropping the bombs.
Harry Truman authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan.
Jacob says that the Atomic Bombs were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
allies: yes axis: no
No, it was to make the Japanese surrender.
They didn't have to. They were at war.
Harry Truman Harry S. Truman did not order, the dropping of the atomic bombs. He did approve the order of the "War Department" [now known as the Department of Defense].
There were no more atomic bombs to drop. Further, the Japanese government had already sued for peace.
Dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It could has been avoided if the marines entered main land Japan from the beaches but that would end with more lives spent.