Forty-Seven Years After Hiroshima: The Debate Continues

This article was long overdue. I was, however, disappointed that there was no mention of Japan's first offering to consider peace in December 1944 that preceded the August 1945 bombing.

Another angle not mentioned was how conniving the developers of the atomic bomb were in getting the bomb tested on a city and not merely in a testing area.

There was evidently great skill involved in persuading policymakers to delay and not admitting that their real purpose was to get the bomb tested. Howard Seldon, Colorado

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