US military aid to Egypt under scrutiny | Egypt News | Al Jazeera

US military aid to Egypt under scrutiny

White House condemns shooting of protesters in Egypt but has not halted monetary aid to the military.

    The US government admits that it has made all sides in Egypt angry by not explicitly supporting one side or the other since the overthrow of the government in July.

    President Barack Obama has condemned the military crackdown and cancelled a military exercise  but has not stopped approximately $1.5 billion in annual military aid. The White House says that aid is now under review.

    But, as Al Jazeera found out, that review process has not kept US authorities from spending money on the Egyptian military’s behalf over the last two months.

    Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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