Cranston, Alan
August 1995
New Republic;8/21/95, Vol. 213 Issue 8/9, p11
Reflects on the moral and ethical aspect of employing nuclear weapons in war in the context of commemorating the 50th anniversary of atomic bombing on Japan in August 1945. Explanation that U.S. President Harry Truman and his advisers did not make any formal decision on using the bomb against Japan; Role of former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the development of the atomic bomb; Response of President Truman to scientists who raised ethical issues on dropping the bomb.


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