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National security and strategic minerals

an analysis of U.S. dependence on foreign sources of cobalt

by Barry M. Blechman

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Cobalt industry -- Government policy -- United States.,
    • Strategic materials -- Government policy -- United States.,
    • National security -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by Barry M. Blechman with the assistance of David Sloss.
      SeriesWestview special studies in national security and defense policy
      ContributionsSloss, David., Georgetown University. Center for Strategic and International Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9539.C463 U523 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 96 p. :
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2552972M
      ISBN 100813370388
      LC Control Number85050137

      The following is a list of books, or more precisely, the categories of books, that Strategic Studies students at SAIS should cover some time during their two years in the program. If you can, read a couple from each category. To help determine the significance of these changes for the strategic materials stockpile, the Department of Defense asked the NRC to assess the continuing need for and value of the NDS. This report begins with the historical context of the NDS. It then presents a discussion of raw-materials and minerals supply.

      A front-end loader at work in Molycorp’s Mountain Pass Rare Earth facility in Mountain Pass, Calif., J (David Becker/Reuters) Domestic mining could supply most of our mineral . Strategic Intelligence Management introduces both academic researchers and law enforcement professionals to contemporary issues of national security and information management and analysis. This contributed volume draws on state-of-the-art expertise from academics and law enforcement practitioners across the globe. The chapter authors provide background, .

      economy, national security, and manufacturing competitiveness. Issue Highlights: America needs reliable, economically-feasible, sources of domestic minerals. The U.S. has become increasingly dependent on foreign sources of strategic and critical minerals; this vulnerability has serious national defense and economic consequences.   Sec. 3. Policy. It shall be the policy of the Federal Government to reduce the Nation’s vulnerability to disruptions in the supply of critical minerals, which constitutes a strategic.


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As defined in Executive Ordera critical mineral is “a mineral identified by the Secretary of the Interior [pursuant to the Executive Order] to be (i) a non-fuel mineral or mineral material essential to the economic and national security of the United States, (ii) the supply chain of which is vulnerable to disruption, and (iii) that serves an essential function in.

Strategic and critical minerals are necessary to broad sectors of the U.S. economy, including technology, agriculture, national security, health care, and transportation. These minerals are vital components in many items that the nation relies on each day, from computers and x-ray machines to light bulbs and jet engines.[1].

Under the Executive Order, a critical mineral is defined as: A non-fuel mineral or mineral material essential to the economic and national security of the United States, the supply chain of which is vulnerable to disruption The list includes minerals that are important for. “Critical and strategic minerals are essential to the technologies, products, and infrastructure that make our daily lives work.

Unfortunately, when it comes to mining critical and strategic minerals in America. According to the most recent U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summary, the U.S.

is % dependent on foreign supply for 20 metals and minerals, and 50% or more dependent for a total of 43 metals and minerals. That's nearly half. Strategic minerals are often defined as minerals required to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of a country during a national.

In this new volume, entitled Critical Minerals of the United States, USGS geologists provide the latest and greatest on the geology and resources of 23 mineral commodities deemed critical to the economy and security of the United States. This work is meant to provide decision-makers, researchers.

Ensuring a constant and dependable supply of strategic minerals is a complex political problem. In some cases, the minerals we need can be obtained from friendly nations with whom we can negotiate relatively easily.

Canada, for example, supplies a large part of the nickel, columbium, gallium, tantalum, cadmium. Mineral resource of the month: Garnet. Garnet is the general name given to a group of complex silicate minerals, all with isometric crystal structure and similar properties and chemical composition.

The most common garnet minerals are classified into three groups: the aluminum-garnet group, the chromium-garnet group and the iron-garnet group. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The administration this week highlighted the strategic importance of minerals mining to the United States, issuing an Executive Order titled, “A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals.” “It is encouraging to see the administration identifying as a strategic priority the nation’s domestic minerals and.

any time since the end of the Cold War. The uneven distribution of strategic mineral reserves and their concentration in a handful of politically unstable or potentially hostile countries makes it necessary that U.S. policymakers recognize the security of resource supply as a top national security issue.

Strategic ResourcesFile Size: KB. Strategic and Critical Minerals Virginia T. McLemore. CLASS REQUIREMENTS. Goals in this class • Importance, geology, mining, processing of economic and national security of the United States, (2) from a supply chain that is vulnerable to disruption, and (3) that serves.

The United States is heavily reliant on imports of certain mineral commodities that are vital to the Nation's security and economic prosperity.

This dependency of the United States on foreign sources creates a strategic vulnerability for both its economy and military to. Historically, national security includes the strength of our nation’s infrastructure, the foundation upon which the continuous growth of our society depends.

This includes our strong societal and moral codes, the rule of law, stable government, social, political, and economic institutions, and leadership. National security or national defense is the security and defense of a nation state, including its citizens, economy, and institutions, which is regarded as a duty of government.

Originally conceived as protection against military attack, national security is now widely understood to include also non-military dimensions, including the security from terrorism, minimization of. Globalization means that mineral resources have become an issue with importance for national security.

The existence, scope, and size of the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) has also often been part of the national discussion of critical or strategic minerals, particularly as the NDS addresses issues regarding which minerals might be considered.

He observes that U.S. national security planning could profit greatly from an approach that distinguishes among "core, environmental, and hedging strategies," and that considers security analogs to such business concepts as defining the business, dealing with new competitors, controlling the intensity of competition, entry and exit barriers.Today minerals dominance is a key element of China’s year plan for global economic and military superiority, and for the strategic geopolitical challenge they pose to U.S.

manufacturing.The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), originally called the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile (NPS), is the United States' national repository of antibiotics, vaccines, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, and other critical medical supplies.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) of the Department of Health and Human Services has managed the Strategic.