Why Not Drop The Nuclear Device On Kyoto?

Henry Stimson
Henry Stimson, The United States Secretary of Defence

Is there a science for decision making or is it just a decision of preferential alternatives or mere personal attachments? We will perhaps never know till we discern the heart of God one day over some of history’s most difficult dilemmas. This intriguing article by Mariko Oi for BBC News draws some interesting conclusions why Kyoto was spared from atomic bombing, even though it remained at the top of the target list for months. And are there reasons too for the selection of Hiroshima and Nagasaki when they were not military targets as well?

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