Thank you very much. I really like the site and the organization. When I joined I bought the back-issues of their newsletters and they have great stuff if you are a martial arts history nerd like me.... It's definitely worth checking out. I think you'd like it.
Did you see that the Japanese Prime Minister stated that the use of nuclear weapons was inevitable?
I think he got into hot water over that.
Certainly with the Army limited to 90 divisions for both theaters (never mind CBI) that with 250,000 troops perhaps still in the Phillipines, that the US may have "reached the bottom of its manpower barrel"
Do you think Truman would have not made the drops had more manpower and a more sanguine attitude had been available to him?
Is it not ironic that the war correspondent icon for the War, Ernie Pyle, was killed on Ite Jime?
It remains a small world I guess.
I can't really offer much of an informed/useful opinion here. As far as martial history goes - my interest is pretty much dedicated to pre-gun times. I do have an abiding interest in the history of the Middle East - but that's more political than anything else.
Thanks again for the kind words. Take care.