I think that the 1 million casualty figure was just for Operation Olympic, the invasion of Honshu, in November, 1945. The follow on invasion of the main island (Operation Coronet) scheduled for Spring, 1946, would have been substantially higher.
posted on 10/13/2011 9:02:38 AM PDT
posted on 10/13/2011 9:06:37 AM PDT
As would have been the Japanese casualties as well.
In the context of war the only compassionate acts of war are ones that end the war as quickly and efficiently as possible IMO.
posted on 10/13/2011 9:18:52 AM PDT
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