Friday, February 24, 2006

U.S. Ports Raise Proxy Problem:

I’ve borrowed security expert Bruce Schneier's title for his column on questions raised by the proposed management of six U.S. Ports by a Dubai-based company. I recommend reading the entire piece. Schneier argues that our prime tool for evaluating governmental security is transparency. His conclusion, in part:
"The solution is openness. The Bush administration needs to better explain how port security works, and the decision process by which the sale of P&O was approved. If this deal doesn't compromise security, voters -- at least the particular lawmakers we trust -- need to understand that. ... when it comes to government, trust comes through transparency and openness."

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