Taiwan NC.docx - Off CP CP The United States Federal Government should propose the Affirmative Plan to the federal government of Japan for genuine

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Off CP CP: The United States Federal Government should propose the Affirmative Plan to the federal government of Japan for genuine binding and binding consultation. The counterplan is theoretically legitimate – It’s not topical – the counterplan tests the word “resolved” which means “to make a firm decision about,” it also test the word “should” which is “used to imply obligation or duty” – counterplans that test the resolution are key to predictable negative ground. [American Heritage Dictionary at dictionary.com] Consultation counterplans are legitimate – conditioning the plan is the only way to preserve the option of solving the case which checks unpredictable 2ac add-ons and plan clarifications. This risk is compounded by the aff monopoly on pre-round prep and structural advantages in late developing debates. The US Japan alliance is on the brink now – consulting is key to maintaining the alliance and stability in the region. Armitage and Nye et al. 18 (Richard Armitage, Former Deputy Secretary of State, Joseph Nye, PhD in Political Science at Harvard, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Kara Bue Victor Cha Zack Cooper Michael Green, Matthew Goodman Kevin Nealer, Sheila Smith, “More Important than Ever: Renewing the U.S.-Japan Alliance for the 21st Century,” Center for Strategic International Studies, October 2018, - prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs- public/publication/181003_MorethanEver_WEB_revised.pdf) //JC U.S.-Japan relations have been unsettled by domestic politics in both countries . Although Prime Minister Abe’s return to office steadied alliance management, the more recent transition in U.S. leadership has rattled many in Japan. President Trump’s election suggested a testing period for Japan . The Trump administration has brought back old themes of alliance burden sharing and spotlighted U.S. trade deficits, which the president sees as a source of economic weakness. In addition, President Trump has made headlines by s ugges ting that U.S. allies in Asia should do more to defend themselves and by openly questioning the value of forward- deployed U.S. forces. Despite these challenges, the bilateral relationship has maintained forward momentum. Prime Minister Abe reached out early to President-elect Trump, meeting him first at Trump Tower in New York and then subsequently during visits to Washington and Mar-a-Lago. The Abe-Trump relationship has allowed for frequent communication on security matters, and it eased some of the initial worries on trade. Negotiations with North Korea and discussions over the bilateral trade relationship have focused the alliance’s attention for much of the last year-and-a-half. Pyongyang’s accelerated missile launches in 2017 provided an opportunity for President Trump to assure Japan that the United States was behind Japan “100 percent.” Abe and Trump both supported the “maximum pressure” strategy, working hard to build international support for United Nations sanctions against North Korea. Meanwhile, Japan announced a major new investment in ballistic missile defense. On broader regional security issues, the Trump administration adopted and expanded
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