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Today, it is common wisdom that President Truman had only two simple, stark choices: to use the bomb or invade and suffer a “million” casualties. There was, however, an alternative.It's believed that President Truman had only two choices: to use the bomb or invade and suffer a “million” casualties. There was an alternative.

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A new book inspired by liberal disappointment with President Barack Obama blames the atomic bomb for America's misadventures This strikes me as interesting but completely wrongA new book blames the atomic bomb for America's misadventures.

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Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame writes that “official secrecy and deceptions about our nuclear weapons posture and policies and their possible consequences have threatened the survival of the human species.”Daniel Ellsberg writes that deceptions about our nuclear weapons have "threatened the survival of the human species.”

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