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OG 2018 CR Q Political theorist: Even with

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Political theorist: Even with the best spies, area experts, and satellite surveillance, foreign policy assessments can still lack important information. In such circumstances intuitive judgment is vital. A national leader with such judgment can make good decisions about foreign policy even when current information is incomplete, since __________.

Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?

(A) the central reason for failure in foreign policy decision making is the absence of critical information
(B) those leaders whose foreign policy decisions have been highly ranked have also been found to have good intuitive judgment
(C) both intuitive judgment and good information are required for sound decision making
(D) good foreign policy decisions often lead to improved methods of gathering information
(E) intuitive judgment can produce good decisions based on past experience, even when there are important gaps in current information

OA: E

Can some experts please suggest why we choose E over B?

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Political theorist: Even with the best spies, area experts, and satellite surveillance, foreign policy assessments can still lack important information. In such circumstances intuitive judgment is vital. A national leader with such judgment can make good decisions about foreign policy even when current information is incomplete, since __________.

Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?

(A) the central reason for failure in foreign policy decision making is the absence of critical information
(B) those leaders whose foreign policy decisions have been highly ranked have also been found to have good intuitive judgment
(C) both intuitive judgment and good information are required for sound decision making
(D) good foreign policy decisions often lead to improved methods of gathering information
(E) intuitive judgment can produce good decisions based on past experience, even when there are important gaps in current information

OA: E

Can some experts please suggest why we choose E over B?
This argument isn't about making foreign-policy decisions in general, but rather, making good foreign policy decisions in the absence of critical information. E demonstrates why a national leader with good intuition might make good decisions without vital intelligence, whereas B does nothing to address this critical intelligence gap.

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Political theorist: Even with the best spies, area experts, and satellite surveillance, foreign policy assessments can still lack important information. In such circumstances intuitive judgment is vital. A national leader with such judgment can make good decisions about foreign policy even when current information is incomplete, since __________.

Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the argument?

(A) the central reason for failure in foreign policy decision making is the absence of critical information
(B) those leaders whose foreign policy decisions have been highly ranked have also been found to have good intuitive judgment
(C) both intuitive judgment and good information are required for sound decision making
(D) good foreign policy decisions often lead to improved methods of gathering information
(E) intuitive judgment can produce good decisions based on past experience, even when there are important gaps in current information

OA: E

Can some experts please suggest why we choose E over B?
Dear Mitch,

If I negate the answer choice, could the conclusion invalidate? is it sort of assumption or MUST be true question?

Thanks

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