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U.S. reconsiders billions in aid to Egypt's military

Plumes of smoke rise from the site of a protest in support of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a violent crackdown by Egyptian Security Forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on August 14, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

America is suspending military exercises with Egypt, but not cutting off military aid. That money is becoming more controversial as violence escalates and criticism grows of Egypt's military-backed regime. Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

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