Debate #5 (resolved) The dropping of
atomic bombs on Japan, was it morally
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