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Washington: Military Aid to Egypt Serves US National Security Interests

The United States is defending its decision to allow some military aid to flow to Egypt, despite concerns that the country's promised transition back to democracy has been anything but smooth.   Egyptian police in Alexandria respond to protesting students Wednesday with tear gas and buckshot. Clashes like this one have some questioning why the United States is agreeing to send 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said, “We’ve...

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