What was the reasoning behind the use of atomic bombs on japan?
The bombs saved American lives by ending the war sooner
The Japanese would not surrender unconditionally, prolonging the war and costing many lives.
The bombs would make the war less costly
Japan refused to surrender. Japan did not believe in surrender, and hated people who did surrender instead of dying to the last person. Pres. Truman dropped two atomic bombs on Japan and Japan surrendered. It was either two atomic bombs or invasion of Japan. Invasion of Japan would mean that the war would last another year and kill a lot more people than the atomic bombs did. Japan surrendered after Nagasaki was bombed, not after…