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Trumans Atomic Bomb Decision: An Attack on Japans Center of Gravity U.S. Army War College

Trumans Atomic Bomb Decision: An Attack on Japans Center of Gravity

U.S. Army War College

Published September 5th 2014
ISBN : 9781501058509
Paperback
44 pages
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Trumans decision to use nuclear weapons to end the War in the Pacific is the subject of much debate. The purpose of this paper is to look at the debate between traditional and revisionist historian views on the subject and gain a betterMoreTrumans decision to use nuclear weapons to end the War in the Pacific is the subject of much debate. The purpose of this paper is to look at the debate between traditional and revisionist historian views on the subject and gain a better understanding of Trumans decision. The paper shows support for the theory that Trumans decision was appropriate because it was his best available option. It also shows that the Atom bomb actually attacked Japans center of gravity, the will of the elite Japanese leadership team who administered the war. It did this while at the same time protecting what had become the United States center of gravity by the end of the War-the will of the people of the United States to continue a protracted, costly war.