Egypt to Bolster Gaza Border

[Washington Post] Ellen Knickmeyer - Egypt has agreed to spend $23 million in U.S. military aid on robots and other advanced technology to detect smuggling tunnels along its border with Gaza, Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said Sunday. Egypt also has accepted a U.S. offer to send experts from the Army Corps of Engineers to train Egyptian border guards in the technology. Congress voted last month to withhold $100 million in U.S. military aid to Egypt until the country intensifies policing of the border.

2008-01-07 01:00:00

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