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  Egypt - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Egypt is predominantly Muslim, at approximately 90% of the population, with the majority being adherents of the Sunni branch of Islam [2].
Egypt is bordered by Libya on the west, Sudan on the south, and on Israel and Gaza Strip on the northeast.
Egypt's important role in geopolitics stems from its strategic position: a transcontinental nation, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) between Africa and Asia, which in turn is traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Egypt   (4507 words)

 Military of Egypt - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Egyptian military, among the largest in the region, includes an Army, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense Command.
Egypt remains a strong military and strategic partner of NATO.
Egypt is the strongest military power in Africa, and the second largest in the Middle East, after Israel.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Military_of_Egypt   (178 words)

 World Tribune.com: Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Tantawi said Egypt's military is in "much better condition" than in 1973 and are prepared to defend the country from any attack.
Tantawi said a strong military is a foremost goal of the Mubarak regime in its policy to maintain peace in the region.
The sources, including those based in Cairo, said Egypt's military continues to be plagued by problems in maintenance and supply that appear to rule out a war of more than 10 days.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2001/me-egypt-05-10.html   (234 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: Egypt: Profile
Egypt has been a vocal critic of the NPT—beginning notably at the 1995 Review and Extension Conference—and has supported a nuclear weapons free zone in the Middle East, citing Israel's non-ascension to the NPT as an obstacle to this process.
Egypt is one of the few countries known to have employed chemical weapons against its enemies in the 20th century.
Egypt is not subject to military or economic sanctions but is subject to some restrictions associated with the enforcement of the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Egypt/index.html   (1161 words)

Egypt has taken a particularly strident diplomatic tone with India, and this has raised tensions with Egypt’s neighbor to the south, Ethiopia, which is close to India politically.
Egypt's armed forces are larger than Israel's but any conflict between the two, with their heavily armed forces fighting on narrow fronts and a "no holds barred all or nothing" attitude in the Israeli armed forces, would see massive devastation even without nuclear weapons.
Egypt a offers a good location for space operations, and this is a goal the nation has pursued, although it lacks sufficient financial capability to go it alone.
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 Egypt, Egyptian - The Peace Encyclopedia
Egypt was proselytized, it is said, by St. Mark and was one of the earliest Christian countries.
Egypt, regardless of its intentions, sent a disturbing message to Israel by naming the exercise in honor of its last war with Israel, and by identifying Israel as the enemy.
Egypt has already received delivery of 24 Apaches (AH-64A), and is expected to take delivery of twelve more.(14) These helicopters posses state-of-the-art night-flying equipment and carry up to 16 Hellfire antitank weapons and 38 rockets.(15) The improvement of the Egyptian air force is not limited to combat planes.
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 Egypt - FOREIGN MILITARY ASSISTANCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Egypt's defeat in the June 1967 War deepened the Soviet Union's involvement in Egypt's military (see War of Attrition and the October 1973 War, this ch.).
Egypt was indebted to the United States for about US$4.5 billion, incurred at high interest rates in the late 1970s and early 1980s, for the purchase of military equipment.
Egypt was engaged in a number of coproduction projects with Britain as well and assembled the Tucano primary trainer in cooperation with Brazil.
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 WorldTribune.com: Israeli military intelligence: Egypt backing Palestinian terror
Israeli military sources said the assessment was contained in Military Intelligence reports relayed to the General Staff and the Cabinet over the last two months.
Military sources said Egyptian police units along the Gaza border were believed to have been aiding or facilitating the flow of insurgents into the Gaza Strip.
On Monday, an Israeli military officer was killed in the collapse of a Palestinian weapons smuggling tunnel near the Egyptian border.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2004/me_egypt_11_30.html   (321 words)

Egypt, as one of the recipients of massive U.S. economic and military assistance, is an advocate of a political solution of this conflict, while Iran still labels it as a “policy of compromise” (a pejorative reference to the U.S.-sponsored peace talks between the PLO and Israel).
From Egypt’s side, rapprochement with Iran is just another wrinkle to its larger pursuit of diplomatic engagement in an era when its clout in the region has suffered a palpable damage.
In general, Egypt and the rest of Iran’s neighbors attach a high preference to the emergence of Islamic Republic as a conventional nation where the Islamic hardliners are devoid of much influence.
www.ehsanahrari.com /html/iran-egypt.html   (905 words)

 Military in ancient and archaic Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As one of the earliest weapons in ancient Egypt, the mace was guaranteed fame as a source of Pharaoh's prowess for some 3,000 years, long after it was abandoned asa practical weapon.
The early Nile boats used for military purposes seem to have been primarily used for the transportation of troops up and down the Nile, and indeed, Egypt's early conflicts were mostly internal control issues.
Egypt's conquest by the Muslims was not a simple affair, and there were many factors that allowed this to happen.
www.touregypt.net /magazine/military.htm   (2264 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Egypt denies weakened military
Egyptian military commanders and officials say their forces are better now than during Cairo's last war with Israel, mostly because the Mideast nation has modernized its forces with new tanks, planes, missiles and other weapons systems.
The Egyptian assertion comes on the heels of an analysis by the military and economic forecasting firm Stratfor.com on Tuesday, which said that despite the military hardware improvements, Egyptian forces do not have the "combat qualities" of the Israelis.
He said a strong military is one of President Hosni Mubarak's most important goals, especially in light of renewed fighting between Israel and the Palestinians -- though Egypt's policy is and has been to maintain peace and stability in the region.
worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22782   (712 words)

 U.S. Arms Clients Profiles--Egypt
Egypt receives about $2 billion annually--$1.3 billion in foreign military financing and about $815 million in economic support fund assistance --making it the second largest regular recipient of conventional U.S. military and economic aid, after Israel.
The United States sells Egypt a large amount of military equipment and a significant number of small arms; such weaponry is both likely to be used for internal security and difficult to track once sold.
Egypt continues strenuously to deny this allegation, but concerns about Egyptian cooperation with the North Koreans has resulted in a U.S. promise to increase and regularize the monitoring of Egypt's weapons procurement.
www.fas.org /asmp/profiles/egypt.htm   (893 words)

 The Islamic World to 1600: The Fractured Caliphate and the Regional Dynasties (Egypt)
The first Muslims to rule Egypt who were not a part of the Abbasid caliphate in Baghdad were the Fatimids, a group of Shi'ites who derived their name from the Prophet's daughter and Ali's wife, Fatima.
She was the first woman to rule in Egypt since Cleopatra, and the last to rule in any Islamic kingdom until Queen Victoria became Empress of India in the 19th century.
Because the focus of Mamluk rule was military pursuit, very little changed in the government and administration of Egypt and Syria during their 300 years in power.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/islam/fractured/egypt.html   (1123 words)

 Egypt's Regional Role
Egypt's military was needed to help maintain a balance of power favorable to moderate countries and to keep the region stable.
Egypt is both willing and able to use its armed forces for peacekeeping missions provided this is accomplished in a multilateral arrangement.
Egypt provides critical air access to the Gulf; the Suez Canal is a vital strategic waterway, and Egypt's moderate policies are needed as a balance to emergent radical forces in the region.
www.ndu.edu /inss/strforum/SF_24/forum24.html   (1927 words)

 Shawn Pine: Egypt's Defense Expenditures
Indeed, given Egypt’s extreme internal social, economic, and political problems, coupled with the relatively small threat posed by its neighbors, we should expect a relatively small amount of its resources to be devoted to its military.
Egypt, relying on $2.1 billion of financial aid from the US – $1.3 billion in the form of military assistance – is in the process of transforming its forces into a modern, Western-based military.
Egypt was one of the first countries to obtain nuclear capabilities when it purchased a small research reactor from the Soviet Union in the early 1960s.
www.acpr.org.il /ins/articles/Pine1.htm   (7330 words)

 The Arabist » US military aid to Egypt and Congress
Egypt has been exposing itself to considerably more risk than ever before by becoming a player in Palestinian politics, the kind of exposure that money can’t buy.
What the US wants out of Egypt is behavior that satisfies its desire for long-term goal of Egyptian stability by carrying out partial reform, and, most importantly, ensure that the transition from Mubarak to whoever comes after takes place smoothly.
With a new generation of leadership preparing to emerge in Egypt, it is critical to American interests and to the lives of ordinary Egyptians, that the United States remain fully engaged in this crucial partnership.
arabist.net /archives/2006/05/23/us-military-aid-to-egypt-and-congress   (1848 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Egypt's ancient military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Early studies reveal that it belonged to a military commander, Shumay, who was governor of the South.
While the walls of the tomb were being examined, a well-preserved mud-brick stelae plete military unit of 17 officers holding their arms and standing in a row.
She told Al-Ahram Weekly that in an attempt to protect the stelae from the summer heat, sunlight and other harmful atmospheric factors, it had been concealed under a mud cover until it is removed for restoration.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/699/hr2.htm   (508 words)

 Potential Threats To Israel: Egypt
While Egypt remains formally at peace with Israel and honors its Camp David commitments, Cairo has nevertheless amassed a substantial offensive military capability in recent years.
Despite its status as a U.S. ally, Egypt has purchased Scud missiles from North Korea and is thought to possess chemical weapons.
In December 2003, Israel protested Egypt's use of unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, to spy on Israeli military facilities.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Threats_to_Israel/Egypt.html   (445 words)

Egypt receives about $1.3 billion every year as military assistance from the U.S. Egypt has 32 defense production plants which are supervised by three government entities.
Anti-submarine weapons and systems Military and defense related equipment are financed by the Egyptian government with both donor funds and Egypt's national defense budget.
Following are the contact persons and addresses of the Egyptian Military Attache and the EPO: Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 3521 International Court, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 Attn: Maj. Gen.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/egypt/facility/mark0033.htm   (2867 words)

 Egypt - MILITARY HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1951 a prominent Egyptian author described military service as "an object of ridicule, a laughingstock which is to be avoided whenever possible." He added that the military was "left for the poor and uneducated" and called it "a derisory profession commanding contempt rather than honor or pride."
The British began their era of domination in Egypt and assumed responsibility for defending the country and the Suez Canal, which were of particular interest to the British Empire.
Egypt then expanded the army, making enrollment in the Military Academy and a subsequent army career much more attainable and desirable for young middle-class Egyptians.
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 The Unspoken Power: Civil-Military Relations and the Prospects for Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is not to suggest that military elites are inherently opposed to reform, but the kinds of proposed reforms are crucial.
Military organizations are key political and economic actors in the regimes of a variety of countries throughout the Broader Middle East.
Section II provides an in-depth examination of how the Egyptian, Syrian, and Pakistani militaries have shaped their respective political systems and, in turn, how the officers in these countries might affect political reform.
www.brookings.edu /fp/saban/analysis/cook20040901.htm   (697 words)

 Military Of Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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 washingtonpost.com: House Rejects Cut in Military Aid to Egypt
Although the 287 to 131 vote was lopsided, the administration and military contractors who sell U.S.-financed weaponry to Egypt took seriously the threat of a cut and worked behind the scenes to head it off.
His bill would have shifted the military aid to economic assistance, which he said is "desperately needed" in Egypt.
In a letter to Congress, Powell noted that a unilateral reduction would weaken the balanced military aid to Egypt and Israel that is a "cornerstone" of the 1979 Camp David peace accords.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A53129-2004Jul15?language=printer   (762 words)

 Ancient Egypt Virtual Museum Wing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The pharaoh was in charge of the soldiers and military scribes.
The scribes wrote dispatches and records of the campaigns (battles).
The military also took part in trade missions.
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 Egypt: Horus Military Route in Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
King Seti I in the columns court of the Karnak Temple, as having 12 fortresses and
Fortress of Tharou, the first to be built on the great military route.
Egyptian military strategy, to be at the end of the line separating the green line from the
www.touregypt.net /historicalessays/horusmilitary.htm   (759 words)

 The Arabist » GAO report on military aid to Egypt
The slow crusade in the US Congress to cut down on military aid to Egypt went a step further yesterday with the publication of a report, requested by leading anti-Egypt congressman Tom Lantos, on the effectiveness of the aid program.
As Congress debates the appropriate mix between military and economic assistance to Egypt, the inherent risks of such flexible financing warrant careful attention and assessment by State and DOD.
Raytheon Co. and other military contractors with sales to Egypt helped block that proposal, so he turned to Chairman Hyde and focused on the $455 million pledged to Cairo in the form of economic-support funds.
arabist.net /archives/2006/05/13/gao-report-on-military-aid-to-egypt   (1093 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Military aid crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Knowing that the US administration would not approve a direct cut in aid presented to Egypt, as that would undermine relations between the two countries and violate the understandings reached in Camp David, Lantos proposed reducing the military aid presented to Egypt by half and transferring that amount, $570 million, to economic aid.
He claimed that after signing its peace treaty with Israel, Egypt no longer faced any military threats to justify the annual purchase of US weapons, and that the Egyptian people would be more appreciative if that money went to economic assistance.
Egypt denies that these tunnels are used to smuggle weapons, saying that they have historically been used to smuggle goods to the impoverished Israeli-occupied strip.
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 Egypt: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Egypt, at the northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, is bordered on the west by Libya, on the south by the Sudan, and on the east by the Red Sea and Israel.
Egypt's golden age coincided with the 18th and 19th dynasties (16th to 13th century B.C.), during which the empire was established.
Ancient Egypt: Rulers - Ancient Egypt: Rulers Amenemhet I, king of ancient Egypt, founder of the XII dynasty...
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 The Military of Ancient Egypt
Prior to the Hyksos' control of ancient Egypt from approximately 1674 B.C to 1567 B.C., Ancient Egypt's army was formed on an "as needed" basis.
Men were enlisted from the general population and foreign lands to be a part of ancient Egypt's military.
Their sons were only allowed to inherit the possessions gained in service if they, too, joined the military.
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