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Rare Earth Quandary: China Has U.S. 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 that with the fact that 80% of all American rare earth supplies come from China.

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