AUTHORCompton, Karl T.
TITLEIf the Atomic Bomb Had Not Been Used
PERIODICAL TITLEAtlantic Monthly
DATE PUBLISHED1946
VOLUME NUMBER178
ISSUE NUMBER12
PAGE NUMBERS54-56
ISSN0160-6506
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This historic article written by a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, enumerates the arguments for the use of the atomic bombs on Japan. Those arguments mirror the explanation for the bombs' use given to the public by the United States government. The article received President Truman's public endorsement in a letter published by the magazine.


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