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

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Title

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

Creator

  • Author: Bailey Grasso, Valerie
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Defense Acquisition

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2011-06-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 28 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Natural resources
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Metals
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Natural resources
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Science policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy

Primary Source

  • Item is not a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: R41744
  • Accession or Local Control No: R41744_2011Jun08
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc93867