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SPC2511 Argumentation and Debate (Prof. Crane - Lake Worth): Debate Topic

Some resources to consider for your upcoming debate on nuclear weapons.

Topic for Argumentation and Debate

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reduce the size of its nuclear weapons arsenal, and/or substantially reduce and restrict the role and/or missions of it's nuclear arsenal.

Analysis for Searching

Consider the following keywords, phrases or concepts when searching for resources:

"United States"

"nuclear weapons" "nuclear arsenal" or simply nuclear, depending on the database.

Define substantiallySize  = numbers, geographic?  What constitutes a substantial reduction?  Gather statistics.

reduc* restrict* 

role* OR mission*

"united states" and "nuclear weapon*" and ((reduc* or restrict*) and (role* or mission* or size))

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