Nuke Prolif Good or Bad?

Nuke Prolif Good or Bad?

  • Submitted By: tsqa
  • Date Submitted: 09/27/2013 9:28 PM
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Pro Case
We affirm today’s resolution, Resolved: Unilateral military force by the United States is justified to prevent nuclear proliferation. First, I would like to begin by establishing a framework through which to evaluate the round.

The following definitions come from Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
Proliferation : to increase in number or amount quickly

Nuclear War Prevention
KHALILZAD, RAND Analyst, 1995 (Zalmay, The Washington Quarterly , SP)

Under the third option, the United States would seek to retain global leadership and to preclude the rise of a global rival or a return to multipolarity for the indefinite future. On balance, this is the best long-term guiding principle and vision. Such a vision is desirable not as an end in itself, but because a world in which the United States exercises leadership would have tremendous advantages. First, the global environment would be more open and more receptive to American values -- democracy, free markets, and the rule of law. Second, such a world would have a better chance of dealing cooperatively with the world's major problems, such as nuclear proliferation, threats of regional hegemony by renegade states, and low-level conflicts. Finally, U.S. leadership would help preclude the rise of another hostile global rival, enabling the United States and the world to avoid another global cold or hot war and all the attendant dangers, including a global nuclear exchange. U.S. leadership would therefore be more conducive to global stability than a bipolar or a multipolar balance of power system.

2. Proliferation causes accidents and nuclear terrorism- ensuring escalation
Beckman et Al, Hobart and William Colleges, 2000
(Peter, Hobart and William Colleges, The Nuclear Predicament: Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century, SP)

The United States has obviously emerged as the only superpower after the Cold War. However, there are a number of countries-Pakistan, India, Israel, Argentina, and Brazil, to...

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