Are you suggesting that between the claims of two independent historians plus CIA’s own internal declassified records vs the CIA’s public denials, you would choose to side with the CIA’s public denials?
No. I’m suggesting that you’re moving the goalposts.
What interests me is that Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinowa, Honolulu, and Anchorage are not at risk of nuke attack by a tinpot dictator.
You’re responding with something that happened (or not) almost seventy years ago, when all the current players were either unborn or in diapers.