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Bush Defends Port Takeover

Many Americans are confused by the president’s decision to let a company from the United Arab Emirates control six important U.S. ports.

President Bush this week stood firm against a congressional revolt, as Republican leaders joined an escalating campaign to block the transfer of control of six U.S. ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates. Bush said a plan to shift port management from a private British firm to a state-owned Dubai company would have no effect on national security.

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