We should have already developed working counter measures other than responding with more nuclear weapons. Such as the ability to ‘shoot’ them down. Therefore, it shouldn’t be that much of a disadvantage. My original opinion was to have whatever military officials that advise the president in the situation room independently come up with a yes or no decision, with the only way it would happen is if everyone independently arrived at the conclusion it was necessary. However, this is a much safer solution. Again, this is more the way to go. We should already have, be funding, deploying, or researching effective defenses against nuclear weapons.