World Battlefronts, THE WAR: Short Cut?

Now that Japan had felt the blast of the first atomic bomb (see U.S. AT WAR), how long would the war go on?

War Secretary Stimson merely said that the new weapon would "prove a tremendous aid" in shortening the conflict. The men in the know—the scientists racing for the secret of atomic energy, the very few military men who were aware of the race—had said that the winner would have the power to win this war and all wars. Now the U.S. had the power, and had it in combat quantities.

The first bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima...

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