Obama trims military aid to Egypt as part of diplomatic ‘recalibration

The Obama administration announced on Wednesday it was cutting off sales of some military hardware to Egypt in disapproval at the Egyptian regime’s security crackdown since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in July.

Washington suspended deliveries of F16 fighter jets to Egypt’s ruling military, and will not deliver M1A1 tank kits, Harpoon missiles and Apache helicopters, “pending credible progress toward an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government through free and fair elections,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced on Wednesday.