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4b7eccba9cb1f82b0c75765017c09a8baa1eba07.doc Dartmouth 2K9 1 HEGE EXTENSIONS Military Recruitment High ........................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Bad economy makes it easy for the military to recruit ........................................................................................................................... 2 Broder et al, CQ Staff, 3/16/09 .......................................................................................................................................................... 2 Jonathan Broder, John M. Donnelly and Matthew Johnson, CQ Staff Congressional Quarterly Weekly, 3/16/09, “Military Readiness in Rough Times” .............................................................................................................................................................. 2 US Military Power High .............................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Military Readiness ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Readiness high – the US can respond to any challenge despite responsibilities in Iraq ......................................................................... 4 US Hege Sustainable .................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Although US hard power may face tensions, US hegemony will not collapse ....................................................................................... 7 Ömer Kurtba, Professor in Ankara University, ‘Empire in the Age of Globalisation: US Hegemony and Neoliberal Disorder’ Journal of International Relations and Development. Jun 2007 http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?Ver=1&Exp=07-09- 2014&FMT=7&DID=1288558801&RQT=309 ................................................................................................................................ 7 Heg is completely sustainable – The U.S. dominates all power categories ............................................................................................ 8 Brooks & Wohlforth 08 Associate Professors of Government at Dartmouth College (Stephen G. & William C., World Out of Balance, p. 27-31) ............................................................................................................................................................................. 8 Hege High .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10 US Heg is unrivaled - all trends indicate it’ll stay that way .................................................................................................................. 11 Krauthammer 03 (Charles, columnist, The National Interest, Winter, p. online lexis) ................................................................... 11 Hege Checks Global War ........................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Hard Power High ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Soft Power High ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Last printed 1
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4b7eccba9cb1f82b0c75765017c09a8baa1eba07.doc Dartmouth 2K9 2 Military Recruitment High Bad economy makes it easy for the military to recruit Broder et al , CQ Staff, 3/16/ 09 Jonathan Broder, John M. Donnelly and Matthew Johnson, CQ Staff Congressional Quarterly Weekly, 3/16/09, “Military Readiness in Rough Times” While the government eyes ways to scale back the defense budget, military recruiting is getting easier , in large part due to the struggling economy. In these tough times, the armed forces are finding they can be more selective and can reduce enlistment and retention bonuses that have ballooned in recent years. The Defense Department released figures in February showing that all branches of the active-duty military met or exceeded their recruiting goals for January. Furthermore, they all met or exceeded their goals for re-enlistments. Both the active-duty Army and the Army Reserve -- both hard-hit by the extended conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan -- exceeded recruiting goals from October through January, which hasn't been done since before the Iraq War began. Over the past several years, as the Army struggled to fill its barracks, it was forced to lower standards for new recruits. In many cases, the Army took in recruits without high school diplomas, with the lowest scores on the armed forces qualification test, or with criminal histories. But with the struggling economy, the Defense Department is getting better troops for less money. Last printed 2
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4b7eccba9cb1f82b0c75765017c09a8baa1eba07.doc Dartmouth 2K9 3 US Military Power High America’s military power is unprecedented.
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