If It Wasn’t Necessary To Drop The A-Bomb on Hiroshima Then Why Was It Done?

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were likely done more out of desire to influence the Soviets than the Japanese. Japan was already preparing to surrender to the USSR and this was known to many in the US intelligence community and the Truman Administration. It was obvious to all involved that the USA and UK would not remain allied with the USSR long after the defeat of the Axis Powers and much like the creation of NATO and the UN, the use of the atomic bomb may have been an action chosen out of a strategy to avoid a … Continue reading If It Wasn’t Necessary To Drop The A-Bomb on Hiroshima Then Why Was It Done?