CAIRO, Egypt — Until recently, the United States and Egypt shared a very special arrangement. Here’s how it went: the US government would collect taxes from the American people. It would give a portion of the proceeds — about $1.3 billion a year — to help Egypt’s military. Egypt’s military would then give that money back to the United States, or
Despite the upheaval of the last two years, it was business as usual for US companies providing Egypt’s tanks, helicopters, and bullets.