Egypt's Military Aid From U.S. Could Disappear Over Raid Arrests

A flap over NGOs could prevent Egypt from buying millions in U.S. combat gear.

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Ottaway said the Egyptian military has so far proved unwilling to get involved in the pending court cases of the American NGO workers. That could push those cases beyond the date of when the Obama administration would have to give Congress the needed certifications that would allow the military aid dollars to be released.

"The courts in Egypt move very slowly," Ottaway said. "Both sides have painted themselves into a corner."

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