World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb

U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War Two.… read more

U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War Two. Professor Weller and his class discussed American and Japanese military strategies in the months leading up to the attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The class also covered Japanese social and political attitudes, American motivation for dropping the bomb and the considerations involved in choosing target cities. Professor Weller argued that the atomic bomb fit into America’s goal of “absolute military victory,” avoided a large-scale invasion, and lead to Japan’s surrender weeks after the bombs were used. close

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World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb

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317912-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Apr 05, 2014 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2014 | 2:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 05, 2014 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2014 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 27, 2014 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2014 | 8:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 1:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 5:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 10:16am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 2:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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