The dropping of the atomic bomb was a momentous event in history.

On the other hand, what little contemporaneous evidence wedo have strongly suggests that BEFORE the atomic bomb was used atleast two of the four members of the Joint Chiefs did not believethat military considerations required the destruction of Japanesecities without advance warning.

Was the United States justified in the dropping of the atomic bomb.

What caused the United States to build the bomb and why was it that it was deemed necessary?

* What were the factors leading to the dropping of the atomic bomb.

319-70] on the views of staff assistants,deputies and others working closely with the Joint Chiefs--makesit extremely difficult to believe that the advice given to thePresident by his top military leaders at the time was that he hadno alternative but to use the atomic bomb.

Lastly, this site will cover the testing of the first Atomic bomb.

The government kept the atomic bomb under such secrecy that if they did not want you to find out about it, you would not, so this option could not be tried.

The atomic bomb – built because the scientists could.

As also noted above, in hismemoirs Arnold stated that "it always appeared to us that, atomicbomb or no atomic bomb, the Japanese were already on the verge ofcollapse." [THE DECISION, p.

The same was done with the dropping of the atomic bomb.

324-6.]) There is also substantial, but less direct evidence(including some which seems to have come from President Trumanhimself) that General Arnold argued explicitly that the atomicbomb was not needed [THE DECISION, pp.

Roosevelt-- researched and developed an atomic bomb.

The astonishing number killed by the fire bombings were high enough that the projected 20,000 deaths due to the atomic bomb predicted by the scientific head of the Manhattan Project, Robert Oppenheimer [Rhodes p.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Simon and Schuster, 1986.

The atomic bomb is a weapon with great explosive power that results form the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium or uranium.

Stimson (and possibly President Truman) not to use theatomic bomb.

Working to gain better rights for minorities, developing theories that changed the scientific community and humanitarian work to save lives and homes after the use of the atomic bomb helped solidify his role as a hero....

Although the atomic bomb was a terrible weapon, it had precedents.

328-9.] Such indirect information suggests it is not unreasonable tothink that King's judgment prior to the bombings may well alsohave been that the war could be ended early on without aninvasion and without the atomic bomb.

How could the dropping of the atomic bomb have been avoided?

If the bombings had not killed as many people as they did, President Truman might have been uncertain about taking responsibility for the number of deaths predicted for the atomic bomb.