Hiroshima: The Strange Myth of Half a Million American Lives Saved

  title={Hiroshima: The Strange Myth of Half a Million American Lives Saved},
  author={Rufus E. Miles},
  journal={International Security},
  pages={121 - 140}
  • R. E. Miles
  • Published 1985
  • Political Science
  • International Security
of all the political and military decisions in history, few have been subject to more analysis and comment than the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is mystifying, therefore, that historians have not long ago exploded the demonstrable myth that those attacks probably saved half a million lives of American soldiers, sailors, and marines, and prevented numerous British fatalities .and vast numbers of Japanese deaths, as President Truman alleged in his autobiography a decade after the… Expand
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