This brief also goes through and refutes several arguments in support of foreign aid like the common assumption that aid alleviates poverty or listing examples of times that countries move out of poverty without the help of foreign aid.
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.