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    WASHINGTON - Citing broad gaps in U.S. intelligence, the Coast Guard cautioned the Bush administration that it was unable to determine whether a United Arab Emirates-owned company might support terrorist operations, a Senate panel said Monday.

    The surprise disclosure came during a hearing on Dubai-owned DP World's plans to take over significant operations at six leading U.S. ports. The port operations are now handled by London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company.

    "There are many intelligence gaps, concerning the potential for DPW or P&O assets to support terrorist operations, that precludes an overall threat assessment of the potential" merger," an undated Coast Guard intelligence assessment says.

    tracking the domestic spying scandal here.

    by Georgia Logothetis on Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 01:29:27 PM PST

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      ...the Coast Guard cautioned the Bush administration that it was unable to determine whether a United Arab Emirates-owned company might support terrorist operations,...

      I think that sacks it. The Coast Guard are the first link in the security chain (what little there is) after all. I hope this gets a lot of press.

      •  Apparantly that memo was not dated (none)
        And according to William Cohen on Situation room, a high Coast Guard official was in a hearing before congress LAST WEEK - and said that they had been satisfied at the end. Just heard that on CNN

        So it will take some time for both sides to debate what it means, but it's still not a slam dunk yet.

        Coffins. The biggest growth industry in Iraq.

        by steelman on Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 02:52:38 PM PST

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