Originally Posted by Pistolenschutze
On Okinawa, it is true, the use of gas would have been at least as harmful to the innocent civilian population as to the Japanese military, yet, by the same token, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear blast was as well.
Actually PS.....I believe the use of the Atomic bombs can be defended on humanitarian grounds.
At the cost of approximately 160,000 combined deaths in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, measure the hundreds of thousands and perhaps a million, or more, casualities, both American and Japanese, that would've occured if we had to invade Japan.
For that reason, Harry Truman said he never lost a wink of sleep at night over his decision to use the atomic bombs.