The AFF plan is to pass the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (H.R. 1299) which prohibits funds from being made available to Honduras for its police and military (including for equipment and training).
Negative will argue that U.S. manufacturers will be hurt, because they’ll lose the deals they could make on weapons sales to Egypt. Ending military aid would cause Egypt to break away from the U.S., harming US foreign policy interests.
This Negative brief argues that we will face the disadvantage of Russian retaliation, not only against the U.S., but also against the U.S.’ allies, which would cause the U.S.’ relationship with our allies to become strained. Plus, passing the Affirmative’s plan would lead to an escalated conflict in many other countries.
The United States currently has over 90% of food for food aid bought in the US and then shipped to the needy countries. The Affirmative team’s claims are that if we were to switch to local and regional procurement.
NEG will argue that Peace Corps is trying to make the world a better place, that volunteers have training specific to the field they’ll be going into, PC has new policies in place to make sure the volunteers are safe, and that there’s a diverse group of volunteers—it’s not all white rich folk.