The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 162. Edited by William Burr – 202/994-7000. Posted – August 5, 2005 Updated – April 27, 2007 “… With the material that follows, the National Security Archive publishes the most comprehensive on-line collection to date of declassified U.S. government documents on the atomic bomb and the end of the war in the Pacific. Besides material from the files of the Manhattan Project, this collection includes formerly “Top Secret Ultra” summaries and translations of Japanese diplomatic cable traffic intercepted under the “Magic” program. Moreover, the collection includes for the first time translations from Japanese sources of high level meetings and discussions in Tokyo, including the conferences when Emperor Hirohito authorized the final decision to surrender …

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