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because it helped people in the wake of disasters, but it also had a real impact on the War on Terror. When people in the Muslim world witness
the U.S. military conducting a humanitarian mission, there is a clearly positive impact on Muslim opinion of the United States. As the War on Terror is a war of ideas and opinion as much as military action, for the United States humanitarian missions are the
equivalent of a blitzkrieg. A2: Alternative Causalities
No alt causes - a global consensus proves high speed rail should be the central focus in any
sustainable investment in transportation infrastructure – US is comparatively
BAF Ed Fund, bipartisan coalition of elected officials focused on US investment in infrastructure, 2011 [Building
America’s Future Educational Fund, “Building America’s Future – Falling Apart and Falling Behind,”
Transportation Infrastructure Report, Accessed 6/1/12] SM
A global consensus has emerged that high-speed rail is the high-capacity, low-energy solution for the high-tech, lowcarbon economy of the future. Nearly 15,000 miles of high...
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