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Limited vs. Total War in American Military Doctrine

The Hiroshima Genbaku Dome after the bombing.

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The defeat of Germany and Japan signaled the highpoint for America’s absolutist war doctrine– it was the greatest achievement in human history and required an all out effort on all fronts. Ironically the crowning moment for the policy of total victory achieved through total war, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, also signaled its fall from prominence as the country’s chief military doctrine… More>>