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SDI 2010 Harris Murillo Topp Critical Afghanistan Neg Critical Afghanistan Neg –Index Critical Afghanistan Neg –Index ..................................................................................................... 1 ***AT: Structural Violence Adv*** ............................................................................................... 2 AT: Structural Violence Adv ............................................................................................................ 3 AT: Structural Violence Adv ............................................................................................................ 4 AT: Structural Violence Adv ............................................................................................................ 5 AT: Structural Violence Adv ............................................................................................................ 6 AT: Subjective Violence - Ext .......................................................................................................... 7 AT: Subjective Violence - Ext .......................................................................................................... 8 Consequentialism – Ext ..................................................................................................................... 9 ***AT: Ethics of Peace*** ................................................................................................................ 9 AT: Ethics of Peace .......................................................................................................................... 11 ***AT: Security Adv*** ................................................................................................................. 12 AT: Security Adv ............................................................................................................................. 13 AT: Security Adv ............................................................................................................................. 14 AT: Security Adv ............................................................................................................................. 15 AT: Security Adv ............................................................................................................................. 16 AT: Security Adv ............................................................................................................................. 17 AT: Value to Life - Ext .................................................................................................................... 18 AT: Value to Life - ext ..................................................................................................................... 19 AT: Value to Life - Ext .................................................................................................................... 20 Realism Good – ext .......................................................................................................................... 21 Realism Good – Ext ......................................................................................................................... 22 Realism Good - ext ........................................................................................................................... 23 Yes Nuclear War ............................................................................................................................. 24 1
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SDI 2010 Harris Murillo Topp Critical Afghanistan Neg ***AT: Structural Violence Adv*** Structural violence is decreasing in Afghanistan O’Hanlon 2009 Michael O’Hanlon ”Toward Reconciliation in Afghanistan” Center for Strategic and International Studies; The Washington Quarterly; Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow, senior author of the Iraq Index, research director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and a visiting lecturer at Princeton p 140-41 Not all trends are bad . Large numbers of refugees -about five million out of eight million total- have come home since 2001. About half of Afghanistan’s children are now in school, including dramatically increased numbers of girls relative to the Taliban years. Child immunizations are up to around 70 percent levels. Child mortality has declined somewhat, from about 165 deaths for every 1,000 individuals aged five or less early in this decade to 130 per 1,000 in 2008. Telephone use has skyrocketed and more than five million people now have phones. Inflation is in check at about 10 percent a year, and real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has also been averaging 10 percent. Several qualitative trends are worth noting as well. For instance, Kandahar City, the heart of Taliban country, despite having suffered far too many assassinations and other forms of violence, has a great deal of visible life on the streets. The Afghan police are also performing reasonably well there. They feature units that have received the most rigorous training to date, through what is known as the focused district development program . Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest countries, with very few resources and limited human capital. As a result, Afghans have modest expectations about their country, and will likely be encouraged by even relatively modest amounts of progress in their lives. Because perceptions matter so much in counterinsurgency operations, this reality could be quite important and advantageous. It helps explain why Afghans , though less supportive of the United States than they were five or even three years ago, remain optimistic (saying by a ratio of 54 to 24 in the last available poll of 2008 that the country was still headed in the right direction).3 That may bode well for the presidential elections expected in 2009. It is likely that most Afghans will cherish their chance to
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