AUTHORBernstein, B. J.
TITLEThe Dropping of the A-Bomb: How Decisions are Made when a Nation is at War
PERIODICAL TITLEThe Center Magazine
DATE PUBLISHED1983
VOLUME NUMBER16
ISSUE NUMBERMarch/April
PAGE NUMBERS7-15
ISSN0008-9125


This article analyzes the decisions made by President Truman and certain governmental committees concerning the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and seeks to address lingering questions about those bombings. It covers the deliberations and conclusions of the Target and Interim Committees, which decided where and how the atomic bombs were to be used. The author explains why no alternatives were tried and discusses the possibility that the United States planned to drop additional atomic bombs.


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