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 […]

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