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US military 'needs domestic minerals' to combat China dominance

The powerful executive department responsible for overseeing US defense policy has issued a stark warning, highlighting the urgent need for the United States to establish its own mining and processing capabilities for critical minerals. This call comes in response to China's dominant position in the current global supply chain, which poses strategic military vulnerabilities for the US.

 Graphite is used in body armour, and tungsten in ammunition

Graphite is used in body armour, and tungsten in ammunition

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) wrote in a review of the National Defence Authorization Act for 2024 that reliance on China for graphite, magnesium and tungsten mining and processing represents...

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