Atomic Bomb Warning Leaflets
Hiroshima: Historians' Letter to the Smithsonian
Decision to Drop atomic bomb
The Myths of Hiroshima
Here is a summary the Interim Committee reported to Truman:
Leaflets were dropped on other cities after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed.# Interim Committee Formulates Policy
April through June 1945
A committee of scientific, corporate, military and government leaders was formed by Secretary of War Stimson to formulate policy on "the whole field of atomic energy, in its political, military and scientific aspects." The committee's major function was to determine if the bomb should be used with or without warning. On June 1, 1945, the Interim Committee submitted its report to President Truman after agreeing unanimously:
* The bomb should be used against Japan as soon as possible.
* It should be used against a military target.
* It should be used without prior warning.
And 'millions of lives saved' is a gross overstatement.