December 21, 2012

Why Egypt's Generals Back Morsi

Joshua Stacher, Foreign Affairs

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In recent months, the Egyptian military has struck a quiet alliance with the country's president, believing that he and the Muslim Brotherhood will keep winning elections. In return for their support, the generals got a draft constitution that protected the many of their core interests. Yet the military also preserved its appearance of neutrality -- leaving it room to change horses should the Brotherhood fall behind.

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TAGGED: Middle East, SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi, Egypt

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