The esoteric and largely below-the-radar battle over whether the U.S. should establish a customs preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport is finally going to get some sunlight on Capitol Hill this week. While the dispute may appear to most observers to be mere influence peddling and profit building among airlines or emirs, remember this: the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a key U.S. security ally against Iran and other potential threats in the Middle East. “That ...


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