Maybe put it another wayHow many women and children would have died in an invasion?
War is horrible. That is why it is something to be avoided.
First, that's not the question.Do you think if the roles were reversed the axis powers would have not nuked NY or LA? My father was a Marine in the Pacific and I probably would not be here if he had to be in the invasion of Japan.
Weighing the Lives lost compared to not using them I see no war crime.First, that's not the question.
Second, if the Germans had dropped an atomic bomb on NY, the responsible persons would have been sentenced to death by the Nuremberg Tribunal after the lost war.
It was a war crime.