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Was the atomic bombing of Japan necessary?

Was the atomic bombing of Japan necessary?

I talked to a liberal recently about the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of World War II. To this man, it was an undeniable fact that dropping the bombs was morally and ethically wrong. Destroying the two cities and killing¬†hundreds of thousands of “innocent civilians”, was, in his mind, one of the great crimes of the last century. He said it was “self evident to anything thinking person” that it was a crime of the highest magnitude. I…

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