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Egypt protests: US resists calls to cut military aid | guardian.co.uk

The Obama administration today resisted calls to cut its massive military aid to Egypt and is instead working behind the scenes with the commanders of the country’s armed forces on how to oust President Hosni Mubarak.

The White House sees the Egyptian military as the key to removing Mubarak, regarded as a necessary first step towards implementing substantive political and economic reforms. Cutting aid would risk alienating them.

Read more here: Egypt protests: US resists calls to cut military aid | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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