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Arms Sales Topic Outline

Arms Sales Topic Outline

General Topic Bibliography (Updated Daily!)  Daily Evidence Update

Topicality

United States Federal Government
Should
Reduce
*Reduce means the plan has to break a current contract
*Reduce means the plan has to break a proposed contract
*Reduce means a reduction from proposed future sales
*Reduce means less, not a freeze/suspension

“Reduce” Essay

Substantially
*Substantially means without material qualification — no condition on the reduction
*Substantially means X%+
*Substantially means in the main
*Substantially means of real worth or importance
Direct Commercial Sales — Company to government
Foreign Military Sales – US government to government or organization
Of Arms
*Arms are the actual weapons
*Arms include the maintenance and support

Advantages

Advantages — General

Death
Morality
International Law
Human Rights
Democracy
*DemocracyPromotion
SoftPower
Terrorism
*Blowback
*Weapons Transfer
Insecurity
*Security dilemma
*corruption
*wasted money
*resource trade-offs
Containment Bad
*China
*Russia
Hot Spots
*India-Pakistan
*Korea
*Gulf
*India-China
*Japan-China
*South China Sea
SoftPower

Cases/Plans

Korea
Japan
Ukraine
India

Bibliography

Taiwan

Related: China aggression/China-US Relations + War Bibliography

Bibliography

Europe
*Poland Missile Defense
*Turkey F-35

Bahrain

Chad

Egypt

Israel

UAE

Qatar
Afghanistan
*Counternarcotics
Phillipines
*Small arms
Mexico
*Small arms

Nigeria
UK
Belgium

Missile Defense
Depleted Uranium Bullets

Saudi Arabia
*General
*Spare parts/munitions
*Missile defense

Bibliography
Saudi Daily Update
Essays

Kritik Affirmatives

Securitization Bad
Threat Construction Bad
Imperialism/Colonialism West Bad

Disadvantages


Politics
*Base (base supports sales); Iran, North Korea
*Political capital — Plan costs PC with Republicans (though Trump doesn’t need to submit and get non-approval)
*Congressional action alienates Trump, undermines cooperation
*Election 2020 — Plan alienates Trump voters, Trump good

Alternative Suppliers Worse
*Countries will buy from Russia, strengthening Russia’s defense industrial base
*Countries will buy from China, strengthening China’s defense industrial base
— China colonialism (more of an influence link)

Allied Defense, Allied Prolif, Allied Relationships Good

Bibliography and resources 

*Japan
*South Korea
*Germany
*Saudi Arabia
*Taiwan
Taiwan files and bibliography
*India

Need strong relations with these countries to deter Russia and China (reinforces above arguments)

US Defense Industrial Base
*Jobs
*Military Readiness
– Fusion Weapons
– Space development

Defense industrial base files and bibliography

Counterterror Cooperation Good

PMC  Shift

Impact Turns
*Instability generates sales for Russia, sales key to Russia’s economy, Russian economic growth good
*Instability causes oil price increases, renewable energy

*Prolif good
*Democracy bad

Sales give the US influence and restraining ability

Counterplans

General Counterplans Essay

Conditions
Processes
*President not submit
*Congress blocks

Offsets

Court
PICS
Advantage

Kritiks

Weaponitis

Capitalism

Bibliography

Colonialism

Gender IR

Racism

Realism Good

Solvency Answers

Alternate suppliers
Influence