Strategist Anthony Cordesman says cutting off U.S. aid to Egypt won't make a difference. Egypt is undergoing a power struggle that will take years to play out. The White House denied a news report ... more 
Strategist Anthony Cordesman says cutting off U.S. aid to Egypt won't make a difference. Egypt is undergoing a power struggle that will take years to play out. The White House denied a news report that it has secretly frozen aid to Egypt?s military, effectively treating the ouster of democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi as a coup despite publicly refusing to say so. Egypt's embattled Muslim Brotherhood named a hardline new "general guide" hours after authorities arrested the movement's senior leader, sources said. The U.S.'s closest Middle East allies are undercutting American policy in Egypt, encouraging the military to confront the Muslim Brotherhood rather than reconcile, U.S. and Arab officials said. Associated Press Egyptian security forces detained backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi last week in Cairo. less 
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