Strategic Resources and National Security: An Initial Assessment
Final technical rept. Mar-Dec 1975
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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Data on 74 nonenergy mineral resources are compiled in a standardized format to facilitate a survey of the use of materials by the U.S. Department of Defense DOD from the perspective of resource availability. U.S. Bureau of Mines data on the supply and demand for materials within the U.S. economy are combined with DOD spending data from the U.S. General Services Administration in a calculation of the total use of materials by DOD for the years 1963 through 1972. An input-output matrix of the U.S. economy specifying 399 economic sectors is employed to obtain the estimates to total use of 65 of the materials by DOD. The data summarized in the report form the basis for an analysis of the likelihood of future materials supply shortages and the sensitivity of national security to critical shortages of materials.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Metallurgy and Metallography