The First Nuclear Combat Bombing
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by the first atomic bombs ever used in warfare.
Hundreds of thousands were killed, follow by more died later in the years that follow.
The discussion is : Should Atomic Bomb be use against Japan ?
Prelude to The First Nuclear Combat Bombing
By May of 1945 an exhausted and overrun Germany had surrendered. The war in Europe was over.
The United States, aided by Great Britain, moved closer and closer to Japan. Massive suicide attacks by the Japanese Kamizake and determine Imperial Army's defence caused great losses to the Pacific Fleet and US Army/Marines, but did not deter its drive.
The big strategic question was how to force Japan's surrender.
Operation Olympics, the pre-planned massive invasion of Japan by Allied forces was underway.
But was that the best answer? The cost in lives for both Allied forces and Japanese civilians would be heavy.
Another option would be : the use of Atomic Bomb
P.S. Correct me if any of the above information is wrong.
Purely military discussion only.