Marshall, Truman, and the Decision to Drop the Bomb

Gar Alperovitz, Robert L. Messer, Barton J. Bernstein
1991 International Security  
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more » ... er writes unequivocally that the "United States did not drop the bomb to save hundreds of thousands of lives" and also notes a consensus that the bomb was "used primarily for military reasons and secondarily for diplomatic ones" (pp. 110-111).
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