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Old 06 February 2014, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
For example, I assume Admiral King would not have been informed about the atomic bomb.
I was mistaken. It looks like he was informed:
The President in giving his approval for these [atomic] attacks appeared to believe that many thousands of American troops would be killed in invading Japan, and in this he was entirely correct; but King felt, as he had pointed out many times, that the dilemma was an unnecessary one, for had we been willing to wait, the effective naval blockade would, in the course of time, have starved the Japanese into submission through lack of oil, rice, medicines, and other essential materials.
Still, that doesn't convince me that his decision to cancel Project X-Ray was related to the bomb. He could have made his decision based purely on costs.

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