POLITICO: The Pentagon wants to end its reliance on China for rare earth minerals. But can it be done?
Wed August, 2020, Age: 2 years
The Pentagon is funding new projects at two mines and one magnet production facility in the United States in order to ween the country off of its dependence on Chinese rare earth minerals. The all important minerals are essential to the production of night-vision goggles, precision-guided weapons and more.