The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb

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While scholars and non-scholars alike have debated the ethics of dropping the atomic bomb for more than half a century, rarely have they questioned the decision not to invade Japan as a means of ending World War II. Widely held beliefs about the strength of Japanese forces and the projected loss of American lives have justified the course of action taken by the United States. John Ray Skates, how ever, argues that the invasion plan, code named Operation DOWNFALL, has never been adequately studied to draw such a conclusion. ...

The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb 2000, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9780872499720

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The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb 2000, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9781570033544

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