i have to strongly disagree with zhukov here.
its not insane to attack the russians.
americans were the only ones with the bomb. japan wouldnt want to get bombed again, and russia could give japan NO support.
american could begin daily bombing runs again on all modes of russian factory output.
plus add nuclear devastation to many key soviet cities and to whole armored divisions.
Nations committing such acts will get retribution in kind, sooner or later. Russia as a state might surrender, but the atomic bomb alone wouldn’t destroy communism completely, and eventually communists (all over the globe) would find a way to respond.
Truthfully I consider it insane to use the atomic bomb at all. Unless it is against aliens.