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On Saturday, Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar announced that the conglomerate’s death star would move from Houston to Dubai, a booming city in the United Arab Emirates known for its don’t ask-don’t tell legal system. With no export controls and hardly any bureaucracy at ports, airports and free zones, Dubai provides stellar cover […]

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Senator Collins accepted an award today from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in honor of her selection as their “Port Person of the Year” for 2006 for her outstanding commitment to improving the security of our seaports and working to afford them with the resources needed to reach this goal. See Collins
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Dubai Deal Sinks

That Dubai company seeking to manage terminal operations at six American ports has dropped out of the deal in the face of unrelenting bipartisan attacks in Congress that overcame any objects by President Bush. See NYT
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Iraq War? 246 billion dollars. Scanning all cargo containers at U.S. Ports for radioactive material? $835 million dollars. Knowing from the factory door to the retail store just what’s in those cargo containers? Priceless.
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Mike Michaud says, “the sale of key economic and security assets to a foreign state-owned entity could result in the weakening of our national security. We cannot afford to take risks on this issue.” Why?
Because more than 98 percent of cargo imported and exported from the United States is transported on foreign-flagged […]

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Senator Snowe is calling on the Bush Administration to halt the Dubai Port Deal. Specifically, Snowe would like to know why a 45-day investigation was not instituted to review this deal as is required by law when a company is controlled or is acting on behalf of a foreign government; why detailed […]

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Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Susan Collins has introduced a resolution disapproving of the Dubai Ports World deal without an additional national security review and Congressional consultation.
Between the disaster-magnets bungling FEMA, those making a profit on war and terrorism, and the very President himself, who knew nothing of the deal until it […]

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In the dispute over the Dubai port security deal, perhaps the biggest question is why American companies have withdrawn from the business of stevedoring.
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