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Enduring Attraction

America’s Dependence On and Need to Secure Its Supply of Permanent Magnets

Lt Col Justin C. Davey, USAF
2012, 32 pages
Cost: $0, AU Press Code: P-63



The United States is the world’s preeminent military power due in large part to its technological superiority. This lead in innovative technology supporting national security also includes advances in new and "green" energy applications. A common ingredient enabling the production of many of these applications is a group of minerals known as rare earth elements (REE).


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