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with South Korea, Japan, India, and Southeast Asian states. Still, the United States is the most significant barrier
facing Chinese hegemony and aggression. Contention 3: Oil Dependence
US Requires 96% oil in the transportation sector
Deutch, Chair of Council on Foreign Relations, Schlesinger, Chair of Council on Foreign Relations,Victor, 2006
(John, James, David, Council on Foreign Relations, “National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency”,
Nov 06, http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?
Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA507168, 7/3/2012) EIL
Energy comes to the U.S. economy from various primary sources. Oil and gas, the two primary energy sources that
are imported in substantial quantities, supply about 63 percent (figure 1). The third of the largest sources of primary energy, coal,
is available from abundant domestic sources. The remaining sources are nuclear power, biomass (wood waste and biofuels), hydroelectric power,
and geothermal, solar, and wind power. Most (68 percent) of the oil used in...
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