Why did the US drop the A-bomb if Japan was already offering surrender?

Stanford Professor Emeritus of History Barton Bernstein digs into the archival research on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, arguing that American leaders could probably have ended the war without resorting to using the A bomb—but that, at the time, ‘there were few moral restraints left in what had become virtually a total war.’

Via the brilliant weekly newsletter of Azeem Azhar, Exponential View

I’d also recommend watching Oliver Stone’s, Untold History of the United States. It’s asks some tough questions that I think all people should think about, but especially citizens of the US. It’s probably never more important, with the danger of the climate crisis and ongoing war around the world.

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