WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is poised to suspend another major weapons shipment to Egypt amid deep divisions within the Obama administration over whether to cut off aid to the military-backed government. It's a debate that mirrors disagreements over whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria.
A decision on delaying shipping 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt is expected in days. More broadly, Obama advisers line up along two fronts: those who want more decisive U.S. actions on one side, and the military and some diplomatic leaders arguing on the other.
The lack of a unified position gives Obama cause for caution. But it also illustrates a moral dilemma: How far should the U.S. go to stop violence against civilians if action could drag America into war or damage the Egypt-Israel peace accord.