This week, the Center hosted a webinar featuring Pete
Rozelle, Daniel McGroarty, Yechezkel Moskowitz and J Michael
Waller on breaking the Chinese Supply chain with respect to strategic
Click here for Replay of WEBINAR
The United States remains heavily dependent on Communist China for raw materials crucial for manufacturing civilian and defense technology. Previous presidential administrations assisted the Chinese regime to develop a near-monopoly on critical minerals. They include rare earth metals necessary for electronics hardware.
The Trump Administration was early to commit to reversing Communist China’s strategic gains in this area, but has been slow to implement.
Rather than simply diversify US procurement of critical materials from countries apart from China, the United States should facilitate domestic production as a strategic priority.
--Pete Rozelle, Penn State University Center for Critical Minerals, and a retired headquarters program manager for rare earths, gasification, and turbines programs at the Department of Energy.
--Daniel McGroarty, a principal with the Carmot Strategic Group, Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, and a contributing columnist on geopolitical issues at RealClearPolitics’ RealClearWorld. He served as Special Assistant to the President for Communications under President George H. W. Bush.
--Yechezkel Moskowitz is Chief Executive Officer of Materia USA, a startup focused on production of critical mineral commodities from unconventional resources; and a fellow at the Center for Security Policy.
--Moderator: Dr. J. Michael Waller, Senior Analyst for Strategy, Center for Security Policy
Posted by Joel Caplan
Center for Security Policy, Jerusalem Branch
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