To: colorado tanker
Factor in the millions of military casualties and the conclusion is inescapable: the nuclear bombs saved lives and saved the Japanese infrastructure from complete destruction.
It saved millions of lives, both Japanese and American. And that is a good point about saving the Japanese infrastructure. I hadn't heard that mentioned before.
posted on 08/06/2008 5:02:56 PM PDT
Curtis Lemay had burned down a lot of Japan by Hiroshima, but not all of it. A yard-by-yard ground campaign supported by aerial bombing and artillery probably would have destroyed what was left.
posted on 08/06/2008 5:14:04 PM PDT
by colorado tanker
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