This is coolbert:
Within context of a recent prior blog entry:
"Pentagon Bins US Rare Earth Projects Funding in Setback for Plans to Cut Reliance on China - Report"
From the Russian Internet media outlet Sputnik and the article by Oleg Burunov.
THAT WORD "BINS" POORLY CHOSEN? I INFER AS MEANING PLACED IN COLD-STORAGE.
"In mid-May, Republican Senator Ted Cruz proposed a bill aimed at reducing US reliance on Chinese rare earth metals. China remains the world's largest producer of these strategic minerals needed to produce consumer electronics and a spate of weapons."
"Reuters has cited three unnamed sources as saying that the Pentagon last month reversed its decision to fund two projects to process rare earth metals in the US."
RARE EARTHS NOT SO RARE! RATHER COMMON SO I HAVE BEEN TOLD! 95 % OF THE WORLD'S CURRENT STOCKPILE OF RARE EARTHS IN THE POSSESSION OF CHINA!
President Trump in proposing to purchase Greenland from Denmark was a response to the current rare-earths "crisis". President Don desires American self -sufficiency.
Adam Smith would be proud!