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Clements TT November Pro A

Clements TT November Pro A

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Published by Arjun Talpallikar
case for cy creek- first time debating this topic, 30th of the month
was our tfa state qual tourney :)
case for cy creek- first time debating this topic, 30th of the month
was our tfa state qual tourney :)

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Published by: Arjun Talpallikar on Feb 20, 2013
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1DECEMBERINTRODUCTIONPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said:I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.
It is because my partner and I agree with Roosevelt’s sentiment, that the United States isn’t perfect, and that we have room to improve, especially in our policies, that …
 PREVIEW STATEMENTWe affirm the Resolved: Current U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East undermines ournational security.Our affirmation will focus on 2 key areas of analysis:Firstly, Leaving Iraq undermines our national securitySecondly, US support of Israel undermines our national securityDEFINITIONS
We define the following:Middle East:Middle East has fairly controversial definitions. Thus, when we approach the resolution today, we
must examine its definition in today’s world. We also attempt to be as inclusive as
possible without leaving the realms of logic, to account for a variety of different arguments on both sides of theresolution. Because of this, we define the Middle East as how the G-8 summit, as well as the MiddleEast nations themselves define the term, to mean the primarily Muslim nations, as well as Israel, inNorthern Africa and Southwestern Asia, generally stretching from Libya to Afghanistan, and oftenincluding Pakistan.
an extensive area of southwestern Asia and northern Africa, stretching from theMediterranean Sea to Pakistan and including the Arabian peninsula.
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Merriam Webster also defines the Middle East as:the countries of SW Asia & N Africa
usually considered to include the countries extendingfrom Libya on the W to Afghanistan on the ENational security:Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown:then is the ability to preserve the nation's physical integrity and territory; tomaintain its economic relations with the rest of the world on reasonable terms; topreserve its nature, institution, and governance from disruption from outside; and tocontrol its borders."
The Commission on America’s National Interest 
(1) to prevent, deter, and reduce the threat of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons attackson the United States or its military forces abroad; (2) to ensure US allies' survival and their activecooperation with the US in shaping an international system in which we can thrive; (3) to preventthe emergence of hostile major powers (4) to ensure the viability and stability of major globalsystems (trade, financial markets, supplies of energy, and the environment); and (5) to establish productive relations, consistent with American national interests, with nations that could becomestrategic adversaries, China and Russia.
Weapons of Mass Destruction:US Criminal Law code:any destructive device defined as any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas bomb, grenade,rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, missile having an explosive orincendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, mine, or device similar to any of thedevices described in the preceding clausesUnited States Law Code, Title 18
any weapon that is designed or intended to cause death or serious bodily injury through
the release, dissemination, or impact of toxic or poisonous chemicals, or their precursors
any weapon involving a biological agent, toxin, or vector
any weapon that is designed to release radiation or radioactivity at a level dangerous to
human life
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BODY  ALWAYS READ:CONTENTION I: LEAVING IRAQ UNDERMINES OUR NATIONAL SECURITY We begin by looking at the US policy of pulling troops out of Iraq.SUBPOINT A:
Fleishman 2011:There were more than 35 attacks nationwide, shattering the relative calm of recent months.
The deadliest was in the southern city of Kut, where an explosion whirled through a
marketplace. Minutes later, as onlookers gathered, a car bomb detonated, killing at least 33
people and injuring 77, according to a security official.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/16/world/la-fg-iraq-bombings-20110816 The blame is "on the American troops," said Ali Sabih, owner of a food shop in Baghdad."Iraqi troops are weak and they'll need more years before they're ready to protect thecountry."Not only can insurgents pull off coordinated attacks on the Iraqi people, but their own
citizens have no confidence in the military’s strength
Secondly, the Iraqi military has been extensively compromised by insurgents.OttermanTo what extent is the infiltration. Widespread, many experts say. Insurgents frequentlyappear to have inside information about the movements and routines of Iraqi and U.S.troops that they use to mount deadly attacks, such as the December 21 suicide bombing of aU.S. military base in Mosul, which killed 22.http://www.cfr.org/iraq/iraq-infiltration-iraqi-forces/p7828#p1 Iraqi terrorists are often mixed in with the Iraqi army, to such a point that the Iraqi militaryis considered compromised.
Iraq’s survival cannot be ensured any longer, thus we are
 As shown, Iraq’s military is in no positio
n to be defending against insurgents by itself. Assuch, the subsequent effects will lead to a dramatically increased threat upon our nationalsecurity.

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