Friday, August 7, 2020
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Hunt For Rare Earth

Critical components in the U.S. military’s arsenal of conventional and nuclear weapons are made from rare earth materials, the processing of which is largely done in China. Given Beijing’s threats to cut off the flow of rare earths to the U.S. as a response to Trump’s trade war, the Pentagon and Defense Department have sent off teams to hunt for rare earth mines. The United States is already hopeful of tying up deals with rare earth mine-owners in Malawi and Burundi.