MHN: U.S. Lacks Leverage In Egypt, Iraq Asks for Help as Civil War Looms

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* To curb drinking problems in the ranks, the Navy is changing its liquor sales policies.
The sea service is banning alcohol sales at its mini marts and at all of its stores between 10 p.m. to 6 in the morning.
* The United States faces a tough challenge when it comes pressuring the Egyptian government to ease violence there.
The U.S. military relies heavily in the huge Middle East nation to transit men and equipment to Afghanistan and other parts of the region.
* A little help over here. That’s that message Iraq is sending America as sectarian violence there grows into a potential civil war.
Less than two years after U.S troops left, more than 1,000 Iraqis was killed in terror attacks in July, the most in a single month since 2008.
Iraq wants U.S. advisers, intelligence analysis and armed drones.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News, brought to you by Defensetracker.com.


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