Tuesday, 12 February 2013
From the WorldTribune.com:
Priority delivery: U.S. to ship all 20 F-16s to Egypt in 2013
CAIRO — The United States has pledged to accelerate delivery of 20
Officials said Egypt would receive all of the F-16 Block 52 aircraft
“The U.S. delivery of four aircraft is part of a group of 20 F-16s that
On Feb. 3, Egypt and the United States held a joint ceremony to mark the arrival of the four F-16s. So far, Washington has delivered 224 F-16 aircraft to the Egyptian Air Force.
“Our 34-year security partnership is based upon shared interests and
The F-16 delivery came after the Senate voted down an amendment to stop the F-16s and M1A1 main battle tanks to Egypt. The 79-19 vote ended an attempt by Sen. Rand Paul to stop the latest arms sales amid nationwide unrest against the Islamist regime of President Mohammed Morsi.
“The F-16s are part of the $1.3 billion in the Foreign Military
The administration of President Barack Obama acknowledged that the F-16
“Secretary Panetta called Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdul Fatah Sisi
“Minister Sisi reiterated the Egyptian Armed Forces’ commitment to the peace
Posted on 02/12/2013 4:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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