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Strebler's Perspective

 

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but my dad was one of the hundreds of thousands of US Marines and other fighting men who were just waiting on Pacific islands and ships for the invasion of Japan seven decades ago. Despite all the knowledgeable Americans such as Gen. Dwight Eisenhower who felt the use of the atomic bomb on Japanese civilians was unnecessary and inhumane, you could never convince Pops and millions of other Americans that Truman did the wrong thing. Until his dying day, my dad was convinced that if we hadn’t dropped the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, he and countless thousands of other American troops wouldn’t have survived the war. Which means Dow Theory Letters would’ve had to find someone else to write these comments.

 

I’ve heard and read many of the arguments on both side of the issue, but the one that really stands out in ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.


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