Egypt Says Military is Stronger than in 1973 War
Egypt says its military is stronger than it was on the eve of the 1973 war with Israel.
Egyptian Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi was quoted by the Middle East Newsline (MENL) as saying that Egypt's military is in "much better condition" than in 1973 and are prepared to defend the country from any attack.
Tantawi, in an address to senior officers on Monday, did not elaborate.
According to MENL, Egypt has been purchasing for the past 20 years tanks, ships and fighter-jets from the United States.
The defense minister, in remarks reported by Egypt's state media, said the country will not spare any effort to bolster the military.
Tantawi said a strong military is a foremost goal of the Mubarak regime in its policy to maintain peace in the region, it added.
Egypt was reported criticized by the US over increasing military cooperation with Russia and North Korea – Albawab.com
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