The National Forensic League has released the new debate topics. There are as follows:
Policy Debate (2010-2011)
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its military and/or police presence in one or more of the following: South Korea, Japan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey.
Public Forum Debate (2010 - September)
Resolved: Allowing deep water offshore oil drilling is in the best interest of the United States.
Public Forum Debate (2010 - October)
Resolved: NATO presence improves the lives of Afghan citizens.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate (2010 - September-October)
Resolved: States ought not possess nuclear weapons.
As interesting as the Policy and PF resolutions are, the LD is the most intriguing, IMO. Why would States need nuclear weapons, and why would they have that knowledge of technology when I thought that was strictly guarded by the proper National authorities (how would they get that info)? But hey, I'm more of an IE person and just find debate interesting! What do the REAL debaters think?