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Tariffs Against Military Allies Could Be a Blow to National Security

One expert said the fresh round of tariffs will undermine America's ability to leverage allies to support U.S. interests

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    Tariffs Against Military Allies Could Be a Blow to National Security
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    President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron stand together during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

    The U.S. military could be caught in the crosshairs following President Donald Trump's move to slap tariffs on some of the nation's closest allies, CNBC reported.

    Stephen Biddle, adjunct senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that the fresh round of tariffs will undermine America's ability to leverage allies to support U.S. interests.

    "The U.S. grand strategy for multiple generations has been premised on the idea that we are going to collaborate with rich and powerful allies that our enemy doesn't have and that this will advance American national security in a variety of ways," Biddle said. "The allies in question are precisely the ones that we are now engaged in these trade disputes with."