Lawrence Solomon: The real reason for Trump’s steel tariffs? He’s preparing for war

Those who see Trump as threatening a free market in steel should see the world as it really is and welcome, rather than berate Trump’s initiative


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It is likely that few, if any, of these experts have read the two detailed Commerce Department reports that prompted the tariff decision, or the Defense Department memo endorsing their findings. The goal of the tariffs proposed by Commerce and endorsed by the president isn’t to punish Chinese dumping or put an end to free trade. It’s to ensure that the United States retains any domestic steel and aluminum production at all.

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