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Unformatted text preview: FILE NAME HOOCH <Tournament> 2009-2010 <Your Name> Afghanistan 2AC Blocks 1.0 Last printed ***THE CASE 1 FILE NAME HOOCH <Tournament> 2009-2010 <Your Name> Losing the War 2AC Cant beat the Taliban: First the Taliban adapt to culture blend in with the local population Second sovereign borders we cant send strikes on the Pakistan border without pulling them in Third no empirical model Iraq was urban easier to find potential terrorists rural areas force us to spread our forces more Fourth terrain mountains make it hard to operate more places for the Taliban to hide Fifth no alternative to the insurgency from Pashtun perspective they wont support Karzai its too corrupt Thats all Stewart and Galston means the aff contains damage that would happen only the status quo ensures that we get worn out Last printed 2 FILE NAME HOOCH <Tournament> 2009-2010 <Your Name> A2: Drones Turn Drones are expanding now Drew 10, (02/19/2010, The New York Times, Christopher Drew, Drones Are Playing A Growing Role in Afghanistan http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/world/asia/20drones.html) When American and allied forces pushed into the Taliban stronghold of Marja, in southern Afghanistan, last week, they had the advantage of knowing where dozens of roadside bombs had already been planted. And when some troops came under fire, they called in help from a weapon that has quietly become one of the militarys most versatile tools on the Afghan battlefield: the drone . The use of the drones has expanded quickly and virtually unnoticed in Afghanistan. The Air Force now flies at least 20 Predator drones twice as many as a year ago over vast stretches of hostile Afghan territory each day. They are mostly used for surveillance, but have also carried out more than 200 missile and bomb strikes over the last year , including 14 strikes near Marja in the last few days, newly released military records show. That is three times as many strikes in the past year as in Pakistan, where the drones have gotten far more attention and proved more controversial for their use in a country where the United States does not have combat forces. There, they are run by the C.I.A., as opposed to the military, and the civilian casualties that they have caused as they have struck at leaders of Al Qaeda and the...
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