How 'vital to our national security' is steel, aluminum? - The Best Online Debate Website | DebateIsland.com - Debate Anything The Best Online Debate Website | DebateIsland.com
frame

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

The Best Online Debate Website | DebateIsland.com. The only Online Debate Website with Casual, Persuade Me, Formalish, and Formal Online Debate formats. We’re the Leading Online Debate website. Debate popular topics, Debate news, or Debate anything! Debate online for free!


The best online Debate website - DebateIsland.com! The only Online Debate Website with Casual, Persuade Me, Formalish, and Formal Online Debate formats. We’re the Leading Online Debate website. Debate popular topics, Debate news, or Debate anything! Debate online for free!

How 'vital to our national security' is steel, aluminum?
in United States

By agsragsr 848 Pts
"The president is exercising his authority to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports in order to protect our national security," the White House said in a statement.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/mar/09/donald-trump/how-vital-our-national-security-are-steel-aluminum/

Do you agree with it?

Polifact ruling:

Trump said that American aluminum and steel "are vital to our national security. ... They are the bedrock of our defense industrial base."

Military purchases account for a small fraction of U.S. production for both metals, to say nothing of foreign imports. Critics add that the tariffs could have negative impacts on national security that aren’t taken into account by the White House or Commerce Department.

Bolstering Trump’s point, however, the 1962 law used as justification for the tariffs specifically allows a more expansive definition that adds far-reaching critical infrastructure to specific military activities.

Because this claim needs so much additional context, we rate the statement Half True.

  1. How 'vital to our national security' is steel, aluminum?

    2 votes
    1. Agree - Vital
      100.00%
    2. Disagree - Not really
        0.00%
Live Long and Prosper



Debra AI Prediction

Predicted To Win
Predicted 2nd Place
33%
Margin

Details +



Arguments

  • President Trump is correct that it's essential to our nationL security.  Polifact understates the impact. We have too much dependency on foreign interest for this strategically key industry 
  • GooberryGooberry 523 Pts
    Not nearly as important to US national security as relationships and cooperation with allies; and not nearly as damaging as a shift in geopolitical power towards China and other leaders in Trade.
    someone234
  • Gooberry said:
    Not nearly as important to US national security as relationships and cooperation with allies; and not nearly as damaging as a shift in geopolitical power towards China and other leaders in Trade.
    Trump the Puppet blows his trumpet and the right wing Muppets sing lalala.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Back To Top

DebateIsland.com

| The Best Online Debate Experience!
2018 DebateIsland.com, All rights reserved. DebateIsland.com | The Best Online Debate Experience! Debate topics you care about in a friendly and fun way. Come try us out now. We are totally free!

Contact us

customerservice@debateisland.com
Awesome Debates
BestDealWins.com
Terms of Service

Get In Touch