By Jeff A. Green, RealClearDefense: “Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, determined that the United States’ economic and military security depend upon 35 essential minerals. Unfortunately, our nation is import-reliant on 30 out of 35.”
BY STEPHEN BRYEN
The arrest, and release, of a British engineer has led to speculation about a stealth fighter that can do short take-offs and vertical landings
(Defense News) As the possibility of a full-blown trade war with China looms over the economy, it’s important to understand the pressure points that Beijing could push to exert leverage against the U.S. And the nation’s Achilles’ heel could very well be a complete dependence on China for a growing number of key minerals and metals.