Ports Deal Ignites National Security Concerns
March 10, 2006 A Dubai-owned company is backing away from a plan to manage terminal operations at some U.S. ports. Under political pressure from Congress, Dubai Ports World says it is transferring operations to an unspecified American "entity." Democrats in Congress want to hear more before giving their seal of approval.
March 9, 2006 In the latest sign of friction between President Bush and members of his party in Congress, a Republican-dominated committee votes to block the Dubai Ports World deal. The move by a House panel puts Congress on a collision course with the president, who has threatened a veto.