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Egypt Drops Out of U.S. Inner Circle Even as Aid Resumes

The most populous Arab nation will now receive F-16 jets, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Abrams tank upgrade kits withheld following the military ouster of its elected president in July 2013. Starting in 2018, however, its army will no longer be allowed to buy weapons on credit, a privilege enjoyed since the 1979 peace accord with Israel.

“It is back to business, but not back to business as usual,” Michele Dunne, senior associate in the Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said.

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