Is anything in war ever truly justifiable? There will always be downsides to what may seem to be the “right” decision. The use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki provided some of the greatest devastation in the history of war. The Manhattan Project was and is still one of the most secretive projects ever created in United States history. The purpose of the Manhattan Project was simple: to build; test; and deploy the atomic bomb.
But it’s also the story of how humans created a weapon capable of wiping our species off the planet. It’s a story with no end in sight… And like it or not you’re in it” (p236) Skeinkin was writing this book to inform us of about the atomic bomb. This is more to make you aware that it still exist and can be deadly if put in the wrong hands. I guess a consent threat to mankind. Dear Steven
The point that arises is , when it was known that Japan had already succumbed and an official announcement was on the cards anyhow , then why destruction of such nature was unleashed . Skeptics of Truman 's decision point to the fact that it was more of political drama , and it was the way of showing the Soviets the deadly arsenal of the country . Today the same nuclear bomb has brought up an arms race , where now quiet a couple of countries have become nuclear capable . Truman 's decision of unleashing atomic bombs has today made the world an unsafe place as bombs much powerful than the `little boy ' and `fat man ' are being developed and would be used in a blink of an eye running on the American example . In the end it can only be concluded that , killing thousands of people on the excuse of
Robert Oppenheimer was the lead scientist directing the development of the atomic bomb. He knew the political power that the bomb would have perhaps better than anyone it was evident in this quote from 1962 when discussing his thoughts during the first detonation of an atomic bomb during the Trinity test "We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita... 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds,' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another."
A Loss of Perspective: An Analysis of “Sex and Death and the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals.” In the essay, “Sex Death and the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals”, the writer, Carol Cohn, discusses her observations of the effects of language choice on thoughts and actions regarding the dangerous world of nuclear defense. The text explores the use of abstract language to mask the horrible consequences of nuclear war. While Cohn begins her essay by analyzing examples of this language of nuclear combat, she quickly becomes immersed in the world of defense jargon and losses the focus of the essay. The main rhetorical aim of this essay is unclear and shifts as the thesis of the essay changes. The use of ethos persuasion is observed extensively in the first half of the essay.
This immeasurable release of energy would be the cause of the destruction of two Japanese cities, and perhaps America’s worst offensive move in the history of war. The building of the Atomic Bomb was a highly kept government secret. Many of the workers who took part in the manufacturing of parts and assembling of the final project were oblivious to the type of power that the bomb contained. Only the handful of scientists- led by Oppenheimer- and the President himself were totally aware of what was going on. Not even
The resulting nuclear winter would occur causing the aforementioned minor ice age event, but it is the lack of radiation that prevents this from being a possible answer. This lack of radiation is also how we can excuse a massive nuclear war as the culprit. Though it may be a popular theory for the cause it would take a minimum of 100 accurately placed, Hiroshima sized, nuclear explosions to cause a nuclear winter. This would cause enough radiation to be released that human life would be nearly impossible regardless of other forces such as climate and
The United was easily the most powerful nation in the world because of its war efforts, and defeating the Soviet Union. The United States also, created the chemical ingredient, Plutonium which was the main chemical element used in the nuclear weapon that mad them so explosive. So how can we prevent another cold war? I think in order to be peaceful; we could create a feign friendship between the two presidents of the United States and the Soviet Union. We should also, negotiate a peace treat, and become allies with the Soviet Union once
As it appeared to many, nuclear war was the only cure for Soviet Communism; but not to George Kennan. George Kennan's policy of "containment", although confused and heckled by many, kept the world from fighting a third world war and was the correct approach in combatting the Soviet Union. Americans hate communism. It is the opposite of what we stand for and denies the rights which we proudly provide. After WW2, The Soviets controlled Eastern Europe and its communist regime was spreading at all ends.Communism
Many myths include ideas like: "In the event of a nuclear war, the earth will be uninhabitable for thousands of years" or "there will be no use trying to survive a nuclear war because when you come out of your shelter, the earth will be totally devastated." These statements are untrue. They say that the earth would be uninhabitable because of the radiation. Realistically, the radioactive fallout from a nuclear weapon decays pretty fast. It is true that there are some radioactive particles that may pose a threat to the environment in further future, but they would not pose as much of a problem as one may think.