Fact Sheet – What Does an Annual $1.3 Billion in Military Assistance to Egypt Buy American Taxpayers?

January 18, 2018

Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s planned trip to Cairo this weekend, two new POMED fact sheets illustrate the complicated military assistance relationship between the United States and Egypt.

The fact sheet “What Does an Annual $1.3 Billion in Military Assistance to Egypt Buy American Taxpayers?” demonstrates how the Egyptian government, despite receiving $1.3 billion in military assistance annually from the United States, conducts itself in ways that are contrary to U.S. interests and values, from detaining American citizens on politicized charges and discriminating against Egypt’s Christian minority to cooperating with North Korea.

This fact sheet is also available in a PDF version.

Find the second fact sheet, “Fact Sheet – U.S. Military Assistance to Egypt: Separating Fact from Fiction,” here.