Where did harry tuman drop the atomic bombs?
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Answer 1 . Harry Truman. Answer 2 Additional Input . Harry S. Truman did not order , the dropping of the atomic bombs. He did approve the order of the "War Departm…ent" [now known as the Department of Defense].
The compromise was if Japan wanted to fight more, then Truman was going to drop the bomb and if they surrended, then the bomb wouldn't needed to be dropped.
August 6, 1945
He thought of it as a necessary evil, and he didn't regret dropping it at all. He preferred the loss of the Japanese lives rather than American soldiers dying.
If Hirohito had decided that regardless of what happened, the Japanese would never surrender, it could have been decades before we brought Japan to heel, and the country would… have been destroyed. The Japanese people were unimpressed by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: more had died in the firebombings of Tokyo, and neither events made the Japanese people lose heart. Hirohito, however, saw that, yes, Japan could keep fighting to the end, but his country would face utter destruction. We hoped that the prospect of unending destruction from the sky (we were bluffing, we only had 2 bombs and we used them both) would cause those in power to surrender. Luckily, we were right. Hindsight is 20/20, and anyone who says we should not have used the a bomb is not aware of all the issues, but at the time it could easily have made little difference.
President Truman stated that he needed to end the war and to collapse Japan's means to make war ever again and it did.
Most people thinks so.
Most people think so.
Truman knew nothing of the Manhattan Project or the bomb until after he was sworn in as president. It was extremely secret. He did know, however, that the US military was a…lready planning for the invasions of the first of the Home Islands of Japan, with one landing projected for November 1945, and another for March, 1946. Estimates were that there might be as many as one million American casualties in the first of these. And, it was assumed that all the Japanese would die. The military would either fight until exterminated, or commit suicide, and the civilians would try to fight or commit suicide as well. There had been mass suicides of Japanese civilians on Saipan and Okinawa, people throwing their children off cliffs and leaping after, rather than be overrun by the Americans. So, when Truman was told of the bomb program and its potential, he had to think about it. Finally, he realized that when it became known that the US had developed and possessed a weapon which might have won the war, but that he had ordered it not to be used, instead sending hundreds of thousands of Americans to their deaths, to say nothing of the millions of Japanese, that the American people would have his head. After weighing it out, he came to the conclusion that the bombs had to be tried, if it was possible this might shock the Japanese into surrendering their hopeless war, rather than have the war degenerate into a complete bloodbath. As he said to an aide upon making the decision, using the bomb " was right", under the conditions then existing. Everybody wishes it had not been necessary, and today there is a tendency to blame Truman or try to read evil into the decision. This perception flows from ignorance of the type of war Japan had carried on for four years, their stubborn refusal to give in, and their inevitable fight to the very last man for every flyspeck island. The next islands were the Japanese homeland, and the Japanese were expected to fight ten times harder for those. They had just demonstrated on Iwo Jima and Okinawa that the closer the US approached to their homeland, the more fanatical their defense.
End the war with japan and to scare the Soviets.
President Truman wanted to end the war and to collapse Japan's means to make war. He ordered the bombs with no regrets.
An instant war victory, or letting the world see the strength of the U.S. would be the most obvious.
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That's a great question and difficult to answer. With most historical events, it depends on perspective. While most Americans support the decision, I would guess that a signif…icant number of Japanese might feel differently. Given the factors of a costly war, an implacable enemy and a new technology, I think history will show the decision to bomb Hiroshima was justified. But I spoke with a Japanese gentleman who had lived through it and he felt the second bomb was unnecessary. The people of Japan had barely enough time to register what had happened before the second device was detonated three days later over Nagasaki.
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No- he ORDERED the use of the Atomic bombs. The bombs were actually dropped by the bombadier of each of the two aircraft.
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