Fact Sheet – U.S. Military Assistance to Egypt: Separating Fact from Fiction

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy

Author(s): Project on Middle East Democracy

Original Link: https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-u-s-military-assistance-to-egypt-separating-fact-from-fiction/

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its foreign affairs appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes $1.3 billion in foreign military financing to Egypt, the same level of funding it has received since 1987. Two newly updated POMED fact sheets illustrate the complicated military assistance relationship between the United States and Egypt.

Below, the fact sheet “U.S. Military Assistance to Egypt: Separating Fact from Fiction” addresses common misconceptions about U.S. military aid to Egypt and shows how the United States does not receive an adequate return on investment.

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