Plus they seem to forget that the war was not even over yet. The US was only a month into the 3 month long Battle of Okinawa, at that time the largest and bloodiest battle in the Pacific. And almost as soon as the ink was dry on the German surrender document they were starting to reposition forces and equipment to move to Okinawa to stage for the upcoming Operation Downfall. And that was not going to be a US Only operation. The Commonwealth Corps was already being formed, a combined UK organization that would have included forces from England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the Commonwealth. Over 25 air squadrons and 14 Infantry Divisions, with more expected to be sent as they were released from operations in Europe. I find it idiotic in the extreme that people are saying we should have invaded These individuals have a huge case of HUA disease.