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Is there any other reason to stockpile minerals aside preparing for war?

Economic sovereignty. A nation is only as sovereign, in economic terms, as the percentage of its supply chain that it controls. Otherwise, it's at the mercy of its upstream and downstream partners, ...
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Is there any other reason to stockpile minerals aside preparing for war?

Is there any other reason to stockpile minerals aside preparing for war? Yes, there are many other potential reasons, assuming we are defining war in the traditional battleship and bomb-dropping way. ...
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How much is Russia spending on the war each day?

According to most estimates, every day of the war in Ukraine costs Russia $500 million to $1 billion.[73][74][75][76] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_impact_of_the_Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine ...
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Did the U.S. lose the war against the Taliban?

The top US general conceded in a stark admission on Wednesday that the United States "lost" the 20-year war in Afghanistan. "It is clear, it is obvious to all of us, that the war in ...
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Did the U.S. lose the war against the Taliban?

Question: Did the U.S. lose the war against the Taliban? Short Answer: I think everybody wins when a 20 year war is concluded, regardless of what the critics and political pundits say. Answer: ...
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Why are the IDF instituting humanitarian pauses against Netanyahu's wishes?

Question: Why are the IDF instituting humanitarian pauses against Netanyahu's wishes? The confusion is over what humanitarian pause means along with the scope. The 11 hour humanitarian pause proposed ...
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Why are the IDF instituting humanitarian pauses against Netanyahu's wishes?

It's hard to say what Netanyahu's wishes really are. He is caught between the realities of a military campaign in which no significant pro-Israel allies are on the Palestinian side, which in turn ...
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Why are the IDF instituting humanitarian pauses against Netanyahu's wishes?

It was in fact not against Netanyahu's wish. The government, led by Netanyahu, ordered the IDF to facilitate humanitarian relief to civilians in Gaza. But when the implementation was announced by the ...
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What's North Korea's yearly production capacity for artillery shells?

A South Korean news article from November 2023 quotes an unnamed expert's estimation that "the North can produce around 2 million 152-millimeter shells per year." I've seen no alternative ...
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