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What North Korea’s Launch of Ballistic Missiles Near and Over Japan Means for the South Korea Missile Defense Topic

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What North Korea’s Launch of Ballistic Missiles Near and Over Japan Means for the South Korea Missile Defense Topic

ALL PF Resources On August 28th, North Korea fired a missile over Japan’s territory. William Mallard & Jack Kim, Reuters, North Korea’s “reckless” missile launch over Japan sharply escalates tension, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-idUSKCN1B8283 North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, prompting warnings to residents to take cover and drawing a sharp reaction from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The test, one of

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Why Attacking (or Threatening to Attack) North Korea is a Terrible Idea

Some have suggested that as an alternative to stronger missile defense, greater deterrence, and expanded diplomatic activity that the US strike, or more credibly threaten to strike, North Korea, with the aim of toppling the regime and or destroying its nuclear weapons. This is a very bad idea. Astonishingly, I’ve seen polls that say that more than 60% of Americans favor an attack on North Korea. This is probably because

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Introduction to the September-October PF Resolution — Missile Defense

All PF Resources This topic intro is also covered in more detail in this video.  Introduction The September-October Public Forum resolution is, “Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.” In this essay, I will review some important background information and preview some Pro and Con arguments.. In future essays, I will discuss the terms of the resolution, discuss the Pro and Con arguments in more detail.

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Wording Dilemmas and the September-October PF Resolution

Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest. Resolutions are hard to write, especially under compressed periods of time.  People try hard and put their best foot forward. In spite of efforts, however, sometimes resolutions fall short and are difficult to debate.  This is an example of one of those resolutions. Why? Some problems — Area.  The resolution doesn’t identify where the missile systems that are being

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Millennial Exclusive from Busan — Interview with Professor Park from South Korea

Now back in Seoul, I recently had a chance to interview Dr. Park about the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and THAAD deployment.  Busan is positioned just South of where US troops would likely land from Japan to push back any invasion from North Korea. Professor Park, August 13, 2017, Email Interview, Dr. Park is a professor of natural sciences, Hankyoung National University Seoul What do you think the

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Answering the argument that THAAD causes arms races

I was recently asked how to respond to the argument that deploying missile defense in South Korea will trigger an arms race in the region.   This is a very simple argument to answer. First, the North’s continued military build-up means that an arms race is inevitable, as South Korea’s military build-up threatens China. Choe Sang Jun, 7-29-17, New York Times, After North Korea Test, South Korea pushes it to build

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Korea Topic Bibliography

[Free daily updates (with free site registration)] [Free Lectures] [All Korea topic resources, including evidence files] Background World Nuclear Stockpiles (2016).  This is a simple chart that shows the current strength of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal relative to other countries. Year of Decision on the Korean Peninsula (2017).  This report claims that North Korea’s nuclearization and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) development is inevitable and that the best hope of reducing

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September-October PF Topic Analysis: The Korean Penninsula, Warheads and Missiles, Missile Defense

Cayman Giordano     Millennial Speech & Debate Institutes   Millennial Online Summer Program OPTION 1 – Resolved: Continued nuclear weapon development and missile testing are in North Korea’s best interest. OPTION 2 – Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest. After 1.5 days of deliberation, the PF Topic Wording committee has released all the general topic areas for the upcoming school year and the specific wordings