Simulation Of James Bryant Conant And His Position On The Nuclear Bomb Against Japan

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James Bryant Conant – Simulation (Use of Atomic Bombs on Japan)

Mr. President, I had been delegated by Stimson as you may already be aware in the special committee, the Interim Committee, to evaluate and consider whether the atomic bomb should be used and if so when and where it would be deployed. As an advisor (scientific adv.) for the committee here are my recommendations for this issue I have followed during many years now.

The United States, along with our allies, have recently defeated Nazi Germany with overall success. This will never be forgotten and this is history in the making. Now we must push forward with the war and deal with the decisions to be made to the best of our ...view middle of the document...

I have amongst others from the committee have reached to the conclusions that the use of the new weapon will in turn promote our international relations overall. At the same time, like I stated before, it will indefinitely save American lives during the Japanese War. I recommend that before we use the bombs we advise Britain, France, China, and Russia about our great strides in the nuclear race; mentioning its potential use in this present war. We would recommend inviting them to provide is suggestions on how we can collaborate in making this development expand our international relations.


For the issue of warning the Japanese it is important that we don’t. I’m for their surrender of course. If we can resolve this without anymore military intervention, so be it. But if more military conflict is necessary after their potential rebuttal to surrendering than there are no alternatives other than using the new weapon. I also agree with the secretary of the state, James F. Byrnes, that if the Japanese are told the exact locality of the drop zones for the bombs they will move...

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