This is a parliamentary debate matchup between Red Dawn A (David Reiss & Storey Clayton) and Brown/Penn Sanders Take APDA (Samantha Sanders & Beryl Sanders). It was first round of Columbia's recent summer tournament on June 25, 2011.
In the round, Government (Red Dawn A) posed an opp-choice question about whether, in a hypothetical USSR first strike full nuclear attack, the US should retaliate with a full nuclear response of its own with the knowledge that all of the US would be wiped out in either case. Opposition (Brown/Penn Sanders Take APDA) chose not to retaliate. Government ultimately won the round.