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INTRODUCTION: ³Nations reacted swiftly Tuesday in condemning a North Korean artillery attack that South Korea said killed two marines and wounded 15 soldiers and civilians. The United States also offered quick comment, with the White House saying it "strongly condemns" the "belligerent action" by North Korea. Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said Defense Secretary Robert Gates was scheduled to speak with his South Korean counterpart Tuesday morning. "Obviously we're in close contact with U.S. forces, Korea and our allies there in monitoring the situation," Lapan said.´ According to http://articles.cnn.com/2010-11-23/world/nkorea.skorea.reax_1_north-koreaartillery-attack-inter-korean?_s=PM:WORLD This shows that the U.S. is closely taking careful measures against North Korea to prevent the United State¶s security to [of] being threatened. That just proved that North Korea is already a National Security threat whilst Iran is of no immediate threat. Hello, my name is Michelle Chong and I am here with my partner Brian to affirm the resolution: North Korea is more of a National Security threat to the United States than Iran. I would like to start by defining the terms used in the resolution. National Security: The physical security of a nation, such as the safety of the people and safety of the government. The safety and the physical well-being of the nation and government can be measured. A threat is: an expression of intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage (according to Merriam-Webster.com) CONTENTIONS:
1. For my first contention I would like to state that North Korea has a high advancement in
the technology of nuclear weaponry, enough so that they can install fear in the enemies they oppose against. North Korea has so much power with nuclear technology that they can wipe out their enemies with fear and multiple bombings on citizens and soldiers. This makes them more dangerous than Iran, as North Korea wants to: ³Raise tensions on the peninsula in order to get Washington¶s attention. In particular, North Korea appears keen to hold bilateral talks with the United States, something both the Bush and Obama administrations have been wary of doing. According to http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/world/asia/24north.html Also, according to http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/northkorea/nuclear_p rogram/index.html ³In October 2006, North Korea became the world's eighth atomic power, conducting an underground nuclear weapons test.´ ³Perhaps the most startling to Western officials was the decision in November to reveal to a visiting Stanford University professor a previously unknown nuclear enrichment plant. His report led officials to conclude that North Korea's nuclear technology was significantly more
According to http://www. If you can find evidence.nytimes. Iran.S.S. I say that North Korea is more of a National security threat than Iran because North Korea has China as their Allie.´ According to _______ ³ (Evidence that Iran has a more stable government)´ This proves that North Korea is an unstable government that can be dangerous because of its fickle nature. a much more stable government with a non-dying leader and so the U.. For my third contention.html ³Pyongyang is economically dependent on China.com/cfr/world/slot2_071306. This is dangerous for war against them as North Korea has vast amounts of resources that they have access to from China. North Korea can use it against many of the major countries of the world including the U.edu/press/OPCON-transition-korean-peninsula. disingenuous bargaining. add information about why his son¶s election would make the government more unstable. war supplies.´ The evidence I have presented shows that North Korea has access to weapons of nuclear technology and they are rising in efficiency of nuclear weaponry. deciding who¶s going to take control next. Negotiations.. and endangering the National Security of the United States. is not as sophisticated in their nuclear technology.html ³The problem of North Korea confounds America today as much as it did 60 years ago. The world has watched helplessly as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has perpetuated diplomatic misdirection. According to http://www.S. We cannot efficiently defend ourselves against this National Security threat. Iran is. 2. This shows that North Korea is more of a direct National Security Threat for [to] the U. This endangers our physical safety. North Korea is also rising in the charts to the usage of nuclear weaponry and cannot be stopped in their advancement. This is evidence that North Korea can take their technology and use it against the U. North Korea¶s leader Kim JongIll is dying and their country/government is at an unstable stage. (I.S. and weapons. Also.advanced than that of Iran and that the plant could not have been constructed so quickly unless there was a sophisticated network of other secret sites ² and perhaps a fully running uranium enrichment plant ² elsewhere in the country. Government officials are trying to take control of North Korea and Kim Jong-Il¶s son is not powerful enough to take control) 3. than Iran. China aids North Korea with resources. the people. on the contrary. have come to seem hopelessly fruitless. Since North Korea is an unstable government.e. we don¶t know what they might do next. North Korea gets about 70 percent of its food and 70 to 80 percent of its fuel .ndu. ongoing for decades. on the other hand. which provides most of its food and energy supplies. I would like to state that because North Korea is an unstable government.For my second contention. we cannot predict what they are going to do militarily and politically. and nuclear brinkmanship. since Kim Jong-Il¶s dictatorship will soon end. can efficiently guess what Iran is going to do next. A rogue regime holds sway over a population of 23 million that is poised for war and intensely skeptical of the "Yankee" puppet government to the south.
Iran. one of the top economic countries in the world assisting one of the world¶s most deadly countries with their military troops. as Iran may have more allies than North Korea.abc. This comes together to say that North Korea is more of a National Security Threat than Iran. They support one another.000 North Koreans live in China.net. (This is more of a National Security Threat than Iran. and North Korea has the willingness to attack the U.´ The evidence I have presented confirms that China is a definite Allie to North Korea.S.from China. and an estimated 300. has less technological advancements in nuclear technology than North Korea.htm .) The fuel that is also provided cheaply to North Korea from China assists their research in nuclear technology. http://www. Beijing is Pyongyang's largest trading partner. making it an immediate National Security Threat to the U. many of them migrant workers who send much-needed remittances back home. they are not as strong as China..S. North Korea is also in a critical condition. I would try to find evidence that China is willing to support North Korea because there are a lot of evidence that says China will not support North Korea. stated in my first contention. The link below is on why China will abandon North Korea. deciding who takes control next in an unstable government.au/news/stories/2010/11/30/3080250.
China has repeatedly blocked UN Security Council resolutions against North Korea. Russia. China is seen as a buffer between North Korea and the United States and Japan. There and in other international forums. "As an authoritarian regime that reformed.com/cfr/world/slot2_071306.´ According to http://www.145.EXCESS EVIDENCE: China is also a strong political ally.html http://213. Japan.nytimes. China has also hosted the Six-Party Talks. and the United States have tried to resolve the security concerns associated with North Korea's nuclear weapons program.251. . China. including some threatening sanctions.96/). which favor punitive sanctions and other measures to prevent Pyongyang from gaining nuclear weapons. they understand what Kim Jung-Il is most concerned with--survival. South Korea. a series of meetings in which North Korea." Segal says.
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