U.S. & THE WORLD
Said the President of the U.S.:
"I realize the tragic significance of the atomic bomb.
"Its production and its use were not lightly undertaken by this Government. But we knew that our enemies were on the search for it. We know now how close they were to finding it. And we knew the disaster which would come to this nation, and to all peaceful nations, to all civilizations, if they had found it first.
"That is why we felt compelled to undertake the long and uncertain and costly labor of discovery and production. We won the race of discovery. . ....