The 3rd Atomic Bomb Attack: Why it was cancelled and What happened Next

3rd Atomic Bomb Attack

The way a war was fought changed forever in August of 1945 when the United States detonated the world’s first atomic bombs on top of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But despite the massive damage, the Japanese had still not surrendered a week later. While Japan’s conditional capitulation was a promising sign, it was not enough for President Harry S. Truman and his cabinet, and unbeknownst to the general public, the president had dozens of potential bombs at his disposal. While it might appear that dropping two atomic bombs on top of Japan was always the plan, historical evidence shows that in the closing months of World War 2, the Manhattan Project scientists were building as many atomic bombs as they could. American officials, scientists, and military leaders pondered whether or not dropping more bombs was necessary, but hours before Japan’s surrender, the responsibility lay solely on one man…

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