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Lesson Plan June 20, 2016

Rearming: Critics vs. Backers

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Questions for "As Pentagon Overhauls Nuclear Triad, Critics Advise Caution"

  1. The video presents two government officials, Cecil Haney and James Miller, who support updating all three legs of the nuclear triad.
    • What have their roles been within the Defense Department?
    • How do they support their position?
  2. The video also presents three opponents of "rearming:" Gen. James Cartwright, Joseph Cirincione, and William Perry. 
    • How have their careers been connected to this issue?
    • What are their arguments, and how do they support them? 
  3. The video also states that nuclear security has not figured very prominently in the current presidential campaign. Why do you think this is the case?

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