U.S. Balancing Act With Egypt Grows Trickier

8:22 am
Tue July 30, 2013

U.S. Balancing Act With Egypt Grows Trickier

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The Obama administration has prodded Egypt’s generals to restore a democratic government while trying not to jeopardize any future influence on the military or undermine security arrangements.
WASHINGTON - In four weeks of quiet but intense diplomacy, the Obama administration has engaged in a balancing act, prodding Egypt's generals to avoid violence and restore a democratic government while trying not to jeopardize any future influence on the military or undermine security arrangements that have been at the heart of a three-decade relationship.