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The Florida Republican noted that the $1.3 billion in annual U.S. aid is the only leverage Washington has to influence the outcome of the deadly confrontations.
“American taxpayer dollars are not an entitlement for countries to do with as they please,” Mrs. Ros-Lentinen said.
She criticized Mr. Obama for failing to “act decisively” before and after the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
“The United States must take a firm stance and not dither in order to encourage both sides to get back on track toward democracy,” she said.
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
• Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, who meets Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss U.S.-Chinese military issues, including cybersecurity.
• Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania, who discusses Georgia’s tense relations with Russia at a forum at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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