Why Truman Dropped the Bomb
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On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Mat speaks to historian Richard B. Frank about new evidence that exposes just why America dropped the bombs.
Were the Japanese ready to surrender before the bombings? How was the Soviet Union involved in ending the war? What role did code-breaking play in revealing Japan's final plans?
Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Richard B. Frank Producer: Jess Stebnicki
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