Keep the Port of Wilmington Out of Enemy Hands

by FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR. March 19, 2018

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How much would it be worth to Saddam Hussein's nuclear bomb-maker to be able to control a major U.S. port through which he could secretly bring lethal weapons - or just about anything else - into this country?  It turns out the answer is $589 million.

That's how much a company co-owned by Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar's family and a sheikh from the United Arab Emirates has agreed to pay to build and operate for the next fifty years a new shipping container facility in Wilmington, Delaware. Officials there are expected to approve this ominous arrangement tomorrow.

Twelve years ago, the idea of having a company from the UAE run American ports was wisely rejected.  If anything, this one - known as  Gulftainer - is even more worrisome.

Tell the Port of Wilmington:  No deal for Gulftainer.  

Call Secretary Robert Coupe 

(Cabinet Secretary - Department of Safety & Homeland Security)


Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.

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