August 13, 1945: Deadlock Again

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Having received the Allied response, the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War was deadlocked again, divided between those who wished to accept the Allied response and those who wished an explicit guarantee that the Emperor would remain Emperor.  Magic intercepts revealed unprecedented activity for civil and military communications in Japan.  Fearing an all-out “Banzai” attack as a result, Truman ordered the resumption of offensive actions.  If the War were going to end, the Emperor would have to break the deadlock again.

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