DIIG Current Issues No. 23: U.S. Military Aid and Sales to Egypt
March 15, 2011
The recent popular protests in Egypt, and the concurrent images of U.S.-made tanks and tear gas canisters, have brought scrutiny upon the historical and remarkably constant U.S. military assistance to Egypt. The crisis may have passed and the military council ruling Egypt has promised to oversee a transition to civilian government, but the future makeup of Egypt’s government remains unclear. This issue reviews U.S. military aid and sales to Egypt and assesses what any changes might mean to the U.S. defense industrial base.
Photograph of protestors standing on a M-60 tank taken by Stefan Geens used under a creative commons license.