Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuked 66 years ago. 30 years ago Paul Fussell wrote this important essay, ‘Thank God for the Atom Bomb’.
21 year old 2nd Lt. Fussell commanded infantry in WWII France. Later, he had to sit around waiting to invade Japan and die. That was the general expectation of the vets of the European theater – they didn’t think they’d survive Japan.
via Ace of Spades HQ.
A long, but most excellent post on the ethics of dropping the atomic bomb on Japan. Read the whole thing.