Debate #5 (resolved) The dropping of atomic bombs on Japan, was it morally justifiable? Topic: As we near the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, historians have debated for decades whether the decision of the U.S. to use nuclear weapons was necessary. Agree or disagree. Pro- Agree, the use of an atomic bomb was absolutely necessary. Military estimates for a US planned invasion of the Japanese mainland would have resulted in the loss of possibly 1 million soldiers. The use of nuclear weapons was necessary. Con- Disagree, the dropping of not 1 but 2 atomic bombs on Japan was morally reprehensible. The decision to use this weapon amounts to an act of genocide. Many scientists who worked on the project, most notably A. Einstein spoke out against using the weapon. It was not necessary.
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