Atomic Bomb

On August 6,1945, at 9:20 a.m., the American military dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima out of the Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Tibbetts. This was an extremely controversial event in the United States. Many U.S citizens did not know if the United States was justified in the dropping of the atomic bomb. Historians to this day still criticize the decision that the military made. The reason for this controversy is that it is difficult to predict what would have happened if the bomb were not dropped. In my opinion, the United States was justified in this action, and I have many reasons to support my belief.

The chief reason was that it would stop the war. The United States not only believed this, but they also thought it would save many lives in the long run for U.S. troops. Another important reason many felt that the bomb should be dropped was because the U.S. didn't want an attack on United States' land.

Secondly, World War 2 was very gruesome and very costly to the American Military. The United States lost nearly 300,000 lives in enemy territory. The United States figured that if they didn't drop the A-Bomb, they would lose nearly 1 million more soldiers. With



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