Firebombing of Japan
The President and Fog of War Scenario
Read the following scenario. The time is July of 1945. You have been asked by the President of the United State Harry S. Truman to attend a meeting with the following people: (before you do anything else do some research to find out who they are)
The meeting is to discuss the final act of the Pacific War.
The Fog of War
Watch the Video below about the US bombing of Japan before starting the assignment:
The questions below are for the pre-briefing you have to complete before your meeting with the President and his cabinet. You will need to do some research to find the answers to these questions.
Answer the following questions in a 2-2.5 page written summary in preparation for your meeting:
President Truman and all the members of the meeting go over the information you’ve gathered. The generals and the secretaries lay out the options very clearly:
The other members walk out of the room and the President asks you to stay behind. The President looks you straight in the eyes and says, “My goal is to end this war, what would you recommend? What should I do?
In .5 – 1 page give your answer to the President and explain your rationale based on the facts that you’ve collected.
What would you recommend?
Review your research and make your recommendation with a supporting argument to justify your position.