Egypt Receiving US Warplanes Despite Political Uncertainty

A deal is a deal. At this point, the U.S.…

A deal is a deal.

At this point, the U.S. is moving ahead with plans to deliver four F-16s to Egypt, despite the ongoing debate about the military’s overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi and whether it legally constitutes a coup that could shut off aid to the country.

Defense officials say senior administration leaders discussed the delivery and decided to let it continue. The fighters are part of a $1.3 billion package approved in 2010 that included 20 F-16s and some M1A1 Abrams tank kits. About half of the aid package has been dispersed, officials said.


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