Negative will show that US participation reduces, not aggravates, the suffering in Yemen. And fighting the rebels in Yemen is a good thing because they’re really bad guys and create serious threats. Supporting Saudi Arabia is the best policy both for Yemen and the rest of the world.
The United States is violating its Constitution to fight in a war that increases the threat of terrorism and contributes to one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. By framing the status quo as having good intentions but bad results, you’ll connect with the judge and show them why the United States’ policy toward terrorism – in this case, terrorism in Yemen – ought to be reformed.
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.