US weighs calling off military exercise with Egypt

August 15, 2013 01:03

WASHINGTON - The United States is considering calling off a major military exercise with Egypt following the killing of scores of people in an assault by Egyptian security forces on a protest camp, a US official said on Wednesday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the possibility of scrapping the biennial "Bright Star" exercise was discussed at a meeting of the so-called "deputies committee," which gathers the number two officials from key US national security agencies.

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