US Role in Post-Mubarak Egypt Still Unclear
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets Sunday with the head of Egypt's army as the U.S. seeks to have the nation's military and new civilian government work together.
Clinton's demand to the military will be simple: Cooperate with Egypt's new Islamist leaders on a full transition to civilian rule.
Still, it remains unclear what leverage the Obama administration has as it seeks to stabilize Egypt and build a new relationship with America's once ironclad Arab ally.
Egypt's military is locked in a political standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood after curtailing the powers of its victorious President Mohamed Morsi on the eve of his inauguration last month. No one is quite sure who is in control and where Egypt is headed.
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