Trump Trade War Could Trigger Devastating China Response. What Are Our Options?

Rare earth metals are a group of 17 elements such as yttrium, lanthanum, and dysprosium which are indispensable for the modern economy.

These metals are used for the production of many key high tech products such as computers, smart phones, as well as electric vehicles, washing machines, magnets and military equipment.

In response to the Trump trade war, China seems bent on restricting U.S. access to these important metals.

So what’s going on and is the United States playing with fire here?