Good for a few reasons-
Key to test competition- no other way for the affirmative to test the links.
No ground loss- they should be prepared to answer a perm.
Key to education- forces the negative to answer multiple worlds increases critical
Perm do the cp and do plan anyway
Acknowledging NATO’s opinion while pursuing some policies without compromise can still
facilitate an effective alliance
(Andrew, Harvard Government Professor, “Striking a New Transatlantic Bargain,”
Foreign Affairs, July/August, http://www.princeton.edu/~amoravcs/library/bargain.pdf)
<The pessimists are right to note that the Iraq crisis highlighted the need for a new set of
arrangements, structures that can deal with global issues but are appropriate to a world in
which the United States and Europe possess different means, perceive different threats, and
prefer different procedures. For their part, however, the optimists are right to argue that such
crises are still manageable and that Western governments have a strong incentive to
manage them. Wiser leadership on both sides, backed by solid institutional cooperation,
could have avoided the transatlantic breakdown in the first place.
To prevent future
ruptures, both sides must recognize that they benefit from the active participation of the other
in most ventures.
Only a frank recognition of complementary national interests and
mutual dependence will elicit moderation, self-restraint, and a durable willingness to
. To this end,
could follow one of three paths. They
can simply agree
to disagree about certain issues, cordoning off areas of dispute from areas of consensus
they can begin to part ways militarily, with Europe developing its own, more autonomous
force projection capabilities; or they can negotiate a new bargain, in which American military
power and European civilian power are deployed together at targets of mutual concern. The
first option is the simplest and least costly solution, but the last promises the greatest returns.
The easiest way to overcome the recent troubles would be for the
United States and Europe to manage controversial high-stakes issues delicately while
continuing to work together on other subjects that matter to both sides. This is how the
Western alliance has functioned for most of its history—protecting core cooperation in
European and nonmilitary matters, while disagreeing about “out of area” intervention
and, sometimes, nuclear strategy.
this lowest-common-denominator policy should
still unite nearly all Western leaders.>