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Rare earth quandary: China has US by the throat

The facts are nothing short of startling. A high-tech F-35 stealth fighter jet contains 920 lbs. of rare earth elements (REEs). Each US Navy Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS destroyer has 5,200 lbs., and a Virginia-class submarine has 9,200 lbs. These commodities are also key to the future of alternative energy, electric vehicles, mobile phones, and even headphones. Combine […]