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Jonathan S. Landay of McClatchy Newspapers was in the Jalrez Valley reporting on how the U.S. Army is providing security for China’s attempts to get at one of the world's largest unexploited deposits of copper…….in a hotbed of the Taliban insurgency.
Mr. Landay notes that U.S. troops set up bases last month nears a road that a Chinese firm is paving as part of a $3 billion project to gain access to the Aynak copper reserves. U.S. troops have also have expanded their presence in neighboring Log.
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
reply to post by BFO
I have a feeling that letting the Chinese mine the copper and us providing protection for them will please them enough to continue to buy our debt for a little while longer.