A new ports controversy?

Brian Schwarz reports from China in his website China Challenges:

Are you ready for another controversy involving America's ports and national secuirity concerns?  The Associated Press reports:

In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

The administration acknowledges the no—bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present.

3 24 06

 

Brian Schwarz reports from China in his website China Challenges:

Are you ready for another controversy involving America's ports and national secuirity concerns?  The Associated Press reports:

In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

The administration acknowledges the no—bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present.

3 24 06