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Trump administration to review US security threats linked to factory closures

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The Trump administration is issuing a review related to potential security risks stemming from the shrinking U.S. manufacturing base.

Peter Navarro, the top White House aide on trade and industrial policy, says the president will sign an executive order Friday for a 270-day review to be led by the Defense Department. The order joins a Commerce Department review of imposing steel tariffs on national security grounds as a possible way the administration could reshape global trade without having to negotiate new agreements with foreign countries.

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