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By Shane Lasley
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Lawmakers sound alarm at lax REE policy

U.S. security think-tank joins U.S. senators in urging Department of Defense to step up efforts to secure vital rare earth elements


Last updated 2/27/2011 at Noon

U.S. Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., are up in arms over the U.S. Department of Defense's apparent laidback approach to ensuring it has an ample supply of the rare earth elements critical to many of the weapons systems in the U.S. military's arsenal.

"Clearly, rare earth supply limitations present a serious vulnerability to our nationa...

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