One of the main reasons behind the attack was to proof to the Soviet Union that we had the nuclear weapon and we were not afraid to use it against our enemies. The major excuse used was that the destruction of the two cities minimize the United States military casualties that would had been produce by war battles. At that time General Eisenhower expressed his dreading opinion of the devastating decision, the Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson though the str...
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