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Obama halts delivery of F-16s to Egypt amid unrest

Amid the unrest that erupted after the military ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, the Pentagon said that President Barack Obama has decided to halt the planned delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. The move came two weeks after it was reported that the U.S. plans to go ahead with the delivery of the F-16s, and shows how the United States is struggling to respond to the removal of President Mohamed Mursi and an ensuing surge in violence.