Rare Earth Elements in National Defense: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress

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This report covers concerns that Congress has expresses over U.S. acquisition of rare earth elements, particularly those used in various components of defense weapon systems. Specific concerns are the acquisition of these elements, especially from foreign sources such as China; how dependence of foreign sources affects national security; and methods for decreasing the relationship between reliance on foreign sources and national security.

Creator(s): Bailey Grasso, Valerie
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 8, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Bailey Grasso, Valerie

Specialist in Defense Acquisition

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 8, 2011
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This report covers concerns that Congress has expresses over U.S. acquisition of rare earth elements, particularly those used in various components of defense weapon systems. Specific concerns are the acquisition of these elements, especially from foreign sources such as China; how dependence of foreign sources affects national security; and methods for decreasing the relationship between reliance on foreign sources and national security.

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28 pages.

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