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If we have to let generals run Egypt, must we pay for them, too?

The old military oligarchy is back. It’s time for the US to terminate support

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

The polls have closed, and the result was never in doubt. With a whopping majority, Egyptians have chosen Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be their next president. Much like his several predecessors going back to 1952 when army officers overthrew King Farouk, the new president brings to office ambitious plans to whip his countrymen into shape.

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Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University.

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