Originally Posted by Master__Shake
then i stand corrected. however, its common knowledge that pearl habour attack could have been stopped, i think the americans wanted to play with their new "toy"
Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, we didn't start development of the first atomic bomb until 1944, dropping Little Boy on Hiroshima on August the 6th 1945. When Japan bombed us we hadn't even started the enrichment process for Uranium to even think about making a bomb.....
So no, this wasn't a situation of wanting to play with a new "toy".
For Christ sake.....
Hell, Los Alamos where the first bomb was developed wasn't even established until 1943! The entire reason it was established was due to the Manhattan Project, our initial look into nuclear weapons, was so scattered that it wasn't going to work. So instead of having the scientists all over the US at various institutions they created a laboratory for them to convene.
Resulting in Los Alamos!Edited by PostalTwinkie - 10/8/13 at 12:06pm