National Affairs: LEAST ABHORRENT CHOICE

Since his retirement as Secretary of War in September 1945, Henry Lewis Stimson has been living quietly at his West Hills, L. I. estate, reading, writing up his diary and reflecting on his long years of public service.

This week probably the most important chapter of that long career came from Stimson's pen, published in Harper's Magazine under the title The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb. In it Stimson disclosed that: 1) he, more than any other man, was responsible for the decision to wipe out Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 2) the two bombs dropped were the only ones which the U.S....

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