Editor says, what if service chiefs had dissuaded Truman from dropping the bomb on Japan? This article is part of the Politics thread.
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Editor says, that the service chiefs were against the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a matter which deserves serious consideration. Were they threatened by a weapon that would render their professional obsolete, or rather were they correct that Japan had already been defeated? In fact was the prolonging of the war entirely due to the unconditional terms of surrender being imposed by the Allies, given that the Emperor was permitted to continue his reign after the surrender? Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.