The President honored the memory of those who died in the Six Day War as well as those who died in the War of Attrition.
Twelve lawmakers representing key Senate and House of Representatives committees called for continued U.S. support of the international peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
Experts caution that Islamic State terror cells could be moving from east to west, potentially getting closer to Suez Canal, mainland Egypt
The drawdown would come as Egypt battles an Islamist insurgency in the desert peninsula
The statement came three days after the military said 10 personnel were killed or wounded in an attack near Bir al-Abd in North Sinai. Islamic State claimed the attack.
The attack occurred on Thursday south of Bir al-Abd city in the Northern Sinai region.
The MFO helps ensure there is no need for a military build-up in Sinai and also helps the US play a historic role in peace between Israel and Egypt.
An investigation found that the weapons were destined for Hamas's naval commando unit.
ISIS claimed that it had detonated a number of explosives next to a pipeline linking "the Jews" and "the apostate Egyptian government."
“For me, Sinai is perfect because it’s a combination of desert and the sea,” she said. “Who needs more than the beach and a book?”