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Egypt's Conventional Military Thinking

Jun 12, 2015 | 08:00 GMT
Egyptian military M113 armored personnel carriers arrive at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Dec. 1, 2013 after dispersing Cairo University students rallying for ousted President Mohamed Morsi. (MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian military M113 armored personnel carriers arrive at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Dec. 1, 2013, after dispersing Cairo University students rallying for ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
(MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt will continue to develop its ability to wage conventional warfare, despite the rising threat of insurgency and terrorism. With the Egyptian military firmly in control of the government and its troops increasingly called upon to stand alongside a joint Arab force, military leaders are unlikely to reduce or shift the nature of state defense expenditures, despite the country's weak economy and evolving security concerns....

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