Egypt and the US military aid: The full picture
Lately, the U.S. aid to Egypt had been a hot topic. On October 8, 2013, the United States government announced it will put on hold “the delivery of certain large-scale military systems and cash assistance to the government pending credible progress toward an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government through free and fair elections”. This incited speculations about the partial or total cancellation of U.S. foreign assistance to Egypt and the potential ramifications to the Egyptian economy.
This month, the Congress said it was prepared to allow US President Barack Obama to restore $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt.
Dcode EFC is presenting all facts relating to military aid in 4 infographs, and 1 “chart of the month”. Through all available public sources, the information are gathered in the infographs and chart, to give insights and answer questions in the simplest formats. Issues regarding the history of assistance, timeline of key statements from officials of both sides, who is profiting most from aid, how the cut will affect the Egyptian economy, in addition to more, are all answered through the infographs, charts, and analysis below.
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