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Trumanís Decision While Americans and Japanese alike expected the war to end after a bloody invasion of Japan, the U.S. government was readying a secret weapon that would dramatically affect the warís outcome: the atomic bomb. In the spring and summer of 1945, American leaders would have to decide whether to use the new weapon without warning against Japanese cities. Years after the bombing of Japan, people all over the world are still …

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…Truman had discussed the idea of dropping the atomic bomb with Churchill and Stalin, the decision to drop the bomb was made entirely by Truman. He believed that the bomb would be dropped on a "purely military target" so that "military objectives, soldiers and sailors are the target and not women and children." After surveying the damage in Hiroshima, he should have more seriously considered his decision to drop the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki.