Strategic Materials Advisory Council Challenges Failed U.S. Government Policies on Rare Earth Supplies

Press Release, Strategic Materials Advisory Council Washington, DC – The Strategic Materials Advisory Council today strongly criticized U.S. Government – and in particular, Department of Defense (DoD) – policies that fail to address ongoing, serious concerns about the supply chain … Continue reading

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Strategic Materials Advisory Council Supports Protections against Chinese Cybercrime

Press Release, Strategic Materials Advisory Council Washington, DC – The Strategic Materials Advisory Council today endorsed legislation from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science to protect information technology systems against Chinese cyber espionage or sabotage. Supported by … Continue reading

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Protect US Manufacturing Base: Military Success Rests on Industrial Policy

By Jeff Green & Bill Greenwalt, Defense News The US defense industry has a proven playbook for success founded upon an elite manufacturing base. Today, faced with deep budget cuts, the challenge for the Department of Defense is ensuring that manufacturing … Continue reading

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David Webb Show Hosts Secretary Popps and Executive Director Green

Devid Webb hosted the Strategic Materials Advisory Council Co-Founder Secretary Dean Popps and Executive Director Jeff Green on the June 4, 2013 edition of the David Webb Show. Secretary Popps and Director Green provided a review of the latest Chinese acquisitions of … Continue reading

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US to Wean Itself from China’s Rare Earth?

NTD Television April 9, 2013 A US based non-profit called the Strategic Materials Advisory Council warned the US Department of Defense on March 21 against stockpiling rare earth metals. Currently, China supplies about 95% of the rare earths market. The non-profit … Continue reading

Industrial Minerals TV: April 5, 2013

The Strategic Materials Advisory Council is spotlighted in the April 5, 2013 edition of Industrial Minerals TV, followed by an excellent analysis of Chinese rare earth elements in the Department of Defense supply chain. For more, click here. Note: The Strategic Materials … Continue reading

Pentagon orders an about-face on REEs

By Shane Lasley Mining News Department of Defense reverses its public stance on rare earths, recommends building a US$130M stockpile of the strategic minerals About face; forward; march! The U.S. Department of Defense recently issued this order in the field of … Continue reading

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US Lobby Group Warns Against Rare Earth Stockpile Plan

The Strategic Materials Advisory Council, an American lobby group, has cautioned the country’s Department of Defense (DoD) against stockpiling strategic and critical materials from China, calling the idea a “risky mitigation strategy.” The warning comes in the wake of the completion … Continue reading

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U.S. DoD, Congress Worry on Rare Earths Stockpiles, Supplies

Mineweb, 25 Mar 2013 By Dorothy Kosich U.S. dependence on China for heavy rare earths used in military and civilian applications has the Department of Defense, Congress, and the Strategic Materials Council worried. The Strategic Mineral Advisory Council is encouraging the … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Compromised by Chinese Rare Earth Dependence

ProEdgeWire, March 22, 2013 By Alessandro Bruno The latest biannual “Strategic and Critical Materials 2013 Report on Stockpile Requirements” (‘The Report’) published by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) urges Washington to  accumulate $120.43 million worth of heavy rare earths … Continue reading

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