Saudi Arabia's pledge to replace U.S. aid to Egypt that could be cut in the wake of the military's bloody crackdown makes clear the American ally's priority in the Middle East: to keep deposed ... more 
Saudi Arabia's pledge to replace U.S. aid to Egypt that could be cut in the wake of the military's bloody crackdown makes clear the American ally's priority in the Middle East: to keep deposed President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood at bay and its own kingdom secure ? even at the risk of stepping on American toes. The Obama administration moved closer to a decision on continuing or curtailing $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt amid the crackdown by military authorities there on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. 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. less 
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Tue, Aug 20, 2013 6:23 PM EDT