Not that there was ever any doubt in my mind that keeping DPW from managing US ports was the right move, but this article just confirms it. Apparently, the UAE can't (or won't) even keep computer chips (among other dual use items) exported by the US from falling into the hands of the Iranians and other countries that are not supposed to have them. Some of the computer chips have been found in IEDs in Iraq. http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/04/02/africa/uae.php WASHINGTON: Roadside bombings of U.S. troops in Iraq were occurring with unnerving regularity when military investigators made a disturbing discovery: U.S.-made computer circuits sold to a trading company in the United Arab Emirates had turned up in the bomb detonators. That finding set off a clash with Washington last year when the Bush administration cited the diversion of the computer circuits to Iran, and eventually Iraq, as proof that the United Arab Emirates were failing to prevent U.S. technology from slipping into the wrong hands. Administration officials said aircraft parts, specialized metals and gas detectors that have a potential military use had also moved through Dubai, one of the emirates, to Iran, Syria or Pakistan. [SNIP] Why am I not shocked by this? Oh thats right, because the UAE was responsible for warning Bin Laden about upcoming US strikes on one of his camps where he was staying in the 90's. Ally my ass.