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# An investigation must be launched into the operations of the private

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An investigation must be launched into the operations of the private group that is training recruits ot fight against the Balaland Republic. THe US Neutrality Act plainly forbids US citizens from engaging in military campaigns against any nation with which we are not at war. Since no war has been declared between the US and the Balaland Republic we should bring charges against these fanatics, who are in open defiance of the law.

Which of the following if true would most weaken the argument above?

A- The Balaland republic is currently engaged in a bloody escalating civil war.

B- Diplomatic relations between the US and the Balaland Republic were severed last year.

C- The recruits are being trained to fight only in the event US goes to war against Balaland Republic.

D- The training of recruits is funded not by US citizens but rather by a consortium of individuals from abroad

E- Charges cannot be brought against the private group that is training the recruits unless an investigation is launched.

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01 Aug 2017, 05:09
Evidence: Us neutrality act forbids US citizens from indulging war with non hostile nations. Us and balaland are not at war

Conclusion: Investigation against the rebel group

Assumption: The rebel group is going to war immediately with balance and needs to be stopped

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An investigation must be launched into the operations of the private group that is training recruits ot fight against the Balaland Republic. THe US Neutrality Act plainly forbids US citizens from engaging in military campaigns against any nation with which we are not at war. Since no war has been declared between the US and the Balaland Republic we should bring charges against these fanatics, who are in open defiance of the law.

Which of the following if true would most weaken the argument above?

A- The Balaland republic is currently engaged in a bloody escalating civil war.
Explanation: Engaged in a bloddy escalating civil war with who? - INCORRECT

B- Diplomatic relations between the US and the Balaland Republic were severed last year.
Explanation: Only severed but they are not war - INCORRECT

C- The recruits are being trained to fight only in the event US goes to war against Balaland Republic.
Explanation: There we go! The on going training is only to assist if US goes to war with Ballad Republic. Hence CORRECT

D- The training of recruits is funded not by US citizens but rather by a consortium of individuals from abroad
Explanation: Funding is not our problem! :D - INCORRECT

E- Charges cannot be brought against the private group that is training the recruits unless an investigation is launched.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT
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08 Jan 2019, 05:49
jedit wrote:
An investigation must be launched into the operations of the private group that is training recruits ot fight against the Balaland Republic. THe US Neutrality Act plainly forbids US citizens from engaging in military campaigns against any nation with which we are not at war. Since no war has been declared between the US and the Balaland Republic we should bring charges against these fanatics, who are in open defiance of the law.

Which of the following if true would most weaken the argument above?

A- The Balaland republic is currently engaged in a bloody escalating civil war.

B- Diplomatic relations between the US and the Balaland Republic were severed last year.

C- The recruits are being trained to fight only in the event US goes to war against Balaland Republic.

D- The training of recruits is funded not by US citizens but rather by a consortium of individuals from abroad

E- Charges cannot be brought against the private group that is training the recruits unless an investigation is launched.

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

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U.S. law forbids U.S. citizens from engaging in military campaigns against countries unless the United States is at war with those countries. Since no war has been declared between the United States and the Balaland Republic, the author concludes that the recruits being trained to fight against the Balaland Republic are defying U.S. law. But if, as (C) asserts, the recruits are being trained to fight only if a war is declared, then they're not in defiance of U.S. law. Being prepared for battle is different from actually engaging in it.

(A)'s no weakener; we can't assume that the country's escalating civil war justifies military action against it. In (B), severing diplomatic ties doesn't go far enough to show that training recruits is justifiable under U.S. law. As for (D), who funds the rebels was never mentioned by the author and is irrelevant. And as for (E), the author starts off calling for an investigation, so he doesn't assert that charges should be brought without launching an investigation first.
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05 Feb 2019, 04:07
jedit wrote:
An investigation must be launched into the operations of the private group that is training recruits ot fight against the Balaland Republic. THe US Neutrality Act plainly forbids US citizens from engaging in military campaigns against any nation with which we are not at war. Since no war has been declared between the US and the Balaland Republic we should bring charges against these fanatics, who are in open defiance of the law.

Which of the following if true would most weaken the argument above?

A- The Balaland republic is currently engaged in a bloody escalating civil war.

With America? We don't know and therefore can not justify the recruitment and fight against Balaland Republic

B- Diplomatic relations between the US and the Balaland Republic were severed last year.

Severity of relationship does not automatically converts to war. WRONG

C- The recruits are being trained to fight only in the event US goes to war against Balaland Republic.

Helps to weaken the conclusion. Correct

D- The training of recruits is funded not by US citizens but rather by a consortium of individuals from abroad .

Irrelevant info

E- Charges cannot be brought against the private group that is training the recruits unless an investigation is launched.

Irrelevant. Nobody is saying that investigation will not be done.

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