TITLE

THE DECISION TO USE THE ATOMIC BOMB

AUTHOR(S)
Morton, Louis
PUB. DATE
January 1957
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1957, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p334
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The explosion of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima revealed to the world in one blinding flash of light the start of the atomic age. The justification for using the atomic bomb is that it had ended the war, or at least ended it sooner and thereby saved countless American and Japanese lives. In this article, the author traces the history of the decision to use the atomic bomb. The first authoritative explanation of how and why it is decided to use the bomb came in February 1947 from Henry L. Stimson, wartime Secretary of War and adviser of the U.S. President.
ACCESSION #
14737818

 

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