Letters, Aug. 21, 1950

"We Must Fight to Win"

Sir:

TIME, July 31: "Said Dwight D. Eisenhower, who thought the [atom] bomb might be considered for matériel targets in Korea, but not against human beings: 'We're trying to stand before the world as decent, just, fair people, not as judges to exterminate those who oppose us.' ''

No ordinary stay-at-home citizen knows whether the use of the atomic bomb against the enemy is good military strategy now. But if the strategists decide that a telling blow with the bomb might be struck, we would be foolish indeed to hamstring ourselves for fear of being considered indecent.

Is it more-indecent...

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