“Call of Duty” highlights importance of rare earth minerals

Posted on May 14, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

This year’s update of the popular video game series “Call of Duty” will feature a plot focused on rare earth minerals and a “‘cold war’ developing between the United States and China over access to these critical materials.”        

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., in an op-ed published in The Washington Times, noted “although players have many options to win in the game, it is unclear whether the Obama administration, which is neglecting proven mining and development strategies that could develop a domestic rare earth supply, is playing to win in the real world.”

Rep. Coffman underlined the need for a comprehensive, long-term strategy for not only rare earths, but broader domestic minerals production in order to bolster national security and feed the United States’ “high-tech economy.” 

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