The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945. These two events represent the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.
Even though I'm a Korean, I feel terrible for the innocent Japanese people who have died in the bombing, but it was the only way to end the war quickly. If they invaded by land, millions of American lives would have been lost and more civilians would have been killed. Not only the Japanese victims should be mourned, the ones who have been killed, beaten, or tortured in the prison camps of the Imperial Japanese Military and the Nazi Party should all be mourned. Every civilian, resistance fighter, and militiaman shall be mourned, not just our soldiers, sailors, marines, and pilots. Semper Fidelis.
It's sad but at the same time that bombing help Indonesia get their independence, proclaim it at 17 August 1945. Why did war even start? Why don't replace it with friendship to help in war? It's confusing.
Even thought I do feel that there could have been an alternative to the Atom bombs, one thing to know is that Japanese attitude in war is similar to Spartans, you either come back alive or die trying, so there was going to be no unconditional surrender. On top of that Truman saw it as the only way to end the war without sacrificing the lives of Americans.