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July 25, 2013 7:57 am

Obama Suspends Delivery of F-16 Jets to Egypt

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Washington Post – President Obama on Wednesday suspended delivery of four fighter jets to Egypt this week, the administration’s most visible response to the turmoil that followed a military coup early this month.

The hold on four F-16s manufactured by Lockheed Martin marks the first interruption in Washington’s robust defense-aid pipeline to Egypt, which has turned the Arab world’s most populous country into a regional military powerhouse.

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