Did Truman Regret Decision to Drop Atomic Bombs Over Two Cities?

Seventy-five years ago this month, President Harry S Truman exulted when he heard the first report that the atomic bomb he had ordered dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, by a B-29 bomber, had exploded as planned and on target, most likely devastating most of this large city. Truman was on the ocean, returning to Washington from the Potsdam Conference in Germany, where he had secured…