This past week marked the 65th anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima by the United States through the fury of the first atomic bomb. This is an anniversary that brings out much emotion on the topic of just war.

We quickly make judgments on the decision of President Truman to unleash the horror of atomic weaponry on Japan. Some castigate the decision as a war crime of the highest level. Others ponder the inevitable loss of life on both sides in the alternative, the invasion of Japan. I likewise struggle with the ethics of the decision. And to that end, I wanted to share a few thoughts.

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