Middle East

August 14, 2012

Research paper offers insight into Egypt’s new armed forces chief, Sedky Sobhy

The new commander of the Egyptian military, while a student at the U.S. Army War College seven years ago, wrote a lengthy paper in which he called for the U.S. to withdraw its military forces from the Middle East, encouraged it to revamp the way it provides aid to Egypt in order to foster economic development and criticized the U.S. as pursuing a “one-sided” policy in the region in which concern about Israeli security trumped all other interests.

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