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Unformatted text preview: Whitman National Debate Institute 1 Jimi & Andy Korea Aff South Korea Affirmative Position Explanation This is the South Korea Aff. Currently, the U.S. deploys somewhere around 27,000 ground forces in the Republic of Korea. Our aff argues that the presence of these forces risks a war on the Peninsula and impedes international efforts to halt North Korea's proliferation of nuclear weapons. The general thesis of the first two advantages is the same: a withdrawal of U.S. ground forces would be a confidence building measure and would de-escalate the perception of a U.S. threat towards North Korea, reducing the risk of conflict and eliminating the main motivation for North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The third advantage argues that the U.S. troops stationed in Korea would be better suited elsewhere. A withdraw from the peninsula would enable the U.S. to redesign these particular ground forces and train them to respond rapidly to a wider-array of future threats. This type of overhaul in our force structure is important for the ability of the U.S. to project power into conflicts around the globe, and maintain the stabilizing influence of U.S. leadership and hegemony. This aff is strategic because its got a million impacts. Their disadvantages will struggle to outweigh our case. Whitman National Debate Institute 3 Jimi & Andy Korea Aff Inherency 1ac Obama is committed to maintaining U.S. military presence in Korea for the foreseeable future Reuters , 5-24-2010, Obama Tells Military: Prepare for North Korea Aggression, http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/05/24-6 President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. military to coordinate with South Korea to " ensure readiness " and deter future aggression from North Korea , the White House said on Monday. The United States gave strong backing to plans by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to punish North Korea for sinking one of its naval ships, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement. The White House urged North Korea to apologize and change its behavior, he said. "We endorse President Lee's demand that North Korea immediately apologize and punish those responsible for the attack, and, most importantly, stop its belligerent and threatening behavior," Gibbs said. " U.S. support for South Korea's defense is unequivocal, and the president has directed his military commanders to coordinate closely with their Republic of Korea counterparts to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression," he said. Obama and Lee have agreed to meet at the G20 summit in Canada next month, he said. Late last week, a team of international investigators accused North Korea of torpedoing the Cheonan corvette in March, killing 46 sailors in one of the deadliest clashes between the two since the 1950-53 Korean War. Lee said on Monday South Korea would bring the issue before the U.N., whose past sanctions have damaged the already ruined North Korean economy. The U nited S tates still has about 28,000 troops in South Korea...
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