Discussion Board

Read the following articles:

Respond to the following questions after: 

1. One of the most controversial turning point in history was a decision made by US President Harry S Truman to atomic weapons on Japan. In your opinion, after reading the new evidence in these articles, was the decision to drop atomic bombs and military necessity?

2. Do the reading suggest another reason other than military necessity for Truman’s use of the atomic bomb?

3. What role do primary sources — diaries, private papers, letters—have been telling history?