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By Patricia Perkins

The U.S. holds strategic stockpiles of approximately a hundred commercial minerals, metals, and different commodities. those stockpiles have prompted the realm commodity markets in lots of methods. This paintings brings jointly in a single position, documentary and statistical proof in regards to the measurement and nature of the U.S. strategic stockpiles, and the ways that this impression has been evidenced, in markets for the $64000 commercial metals.

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Program Plan, 17; quoted in Anderson, 58. Part II Stockpile Policy and Market Effects The following two chapters discuss themes that are important in the making of stockpile policy and its effects on metal markets. These include the role of various domestic political factors within the United States and "pork barrel" politics, foreign policy factors, the interrelationship between Congress, the President, and the Defense Department, and even the efforts of the GSA not to disrupt markets. Questions of how to assess the importance of the stockpile in metals price determination are then addressed.

Copulas, Securing America's Energy and Mineral Needs, 48-49. 11. Ibid. 12. S. Department of Defense, 1992 Report to the Congress on National Defense Stockpile Requirements, ES-1. 13. S. Department of Defense, 1993 Report to the Congress on National Defense Stockpile Requirements, 2. 14. , 3. 15. More detail on the rules concerning stockpile disposals is contained in McClure, 426-27. 16. Federal Emergency Management Agency, "Methodology of estimating stockpile goals," 1976, 3. 17. , 7. 18. S. Congress, Senate, Select Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee No.

Congress, Message from the President of the United States—Disposal of Various Materials from the National Stockpile, April 16, 1973. 5. S. Congress, House of Representatives, Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials. R. 15081. 94th Congress, 2nd session, August 26 and September 1, 1976, 5. 6. S. Congress, Assessment of Alternative Stockpiling Policies. Report prepared for the House Science and Technology Committee. 94th Congress, 2nd session, August, 1976, 238-39.

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