Nancy Youssef

McClatchy News Service

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Egyptian-American journalist and chief Pentagon correspondent and former Baghdad Bureau for McClatchy News Service

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The United States has cancelled a bi-annual joint military exercise with Egypt in light of yesterday's deadly crackdown by Egypt's interim government on protesters and the new State of…

Obama Condemns Egypt Violence as Death Toll Climbs

The United States has cancelled a bi-annual joint military exercise with Egypt in light of yesterday's deadly crackdown by Egypt's interim government on protesters and the new State of…

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After the worst street violence in 60 years, Egypt's newly elected President is surrounded by tanks, troops and barbed wire.

Egypt Descends into a Deeper Political Crisis

After the worst street violence in 60 years, Egypt's newly elected President is surrounded by tanks, troops and barbed wire.

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The US has used airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the cost may be higher than any benefit received in combat.

US Pulls Back on the Use of Air Strikes in Afghanistan

The US has used airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the cost may be higher than any benefit received in combat.

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