Obama Is Sending Military-Grade Spy Gear To Egypt
President Barack Obama’s State Department has approved the sale to Egypt of a sophisticated, military-grade mobile surveillance system that experts and activists fear Cairo’s authoritarian regime will use against the country’s citizens.
The State Department says that Egypt will only use the system on the Egyptian border with war-torn Libya, where a branch of the Islamic State group is mushrooming. But the current Egyptian government sees domestic critics as existential threats at least on par with the extremist group. Details