U.S. to Resume Military Aid to Egypt

(New York Times) Steven Lee Myers - The Obama administration plans to resume military aid to Egypt, American officials said on Thursday, despite a still-uncertain transition to democracy. To restart the aid, the administration plans on sidestepping a new Congressional requirement that directly links military assistance to the protection of basic freedoms. The threat that the military aid might end was a critical factor in the release by the Egyptian government of seven Americans employed by four American-financed international organizations that were involved in community organizing activities. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton explicitly warned Egypt's military leaders that the aid this year was at risk because of the prosecution of the American-financed organizations.

2012-03-16 00:00:00

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