May 13, 2011
Tackling America's Dependence on Critical Minerals
CNAS, Center for a New American Security
Reliable access to critical minerals is a matter of both economic and geostrategic importance to the United States. Indeed, concern about access to minerals is rising now due to increasing demand, new competitors capturing large market shares and other trends that defy easy prediction. These same trends can interfere with important foreign and defense policy goals and give mineral suppliers easy leverage over the United States.
TAGGED: Resource Wars, Rare Earths, United States