Washington warned Egypt’s military leaders that Egypt could lose $1.3 billion in annual military assistance due to their decision to prosecute 43 people, including 19 Americans, as part of a crackdown against nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). This issue is receiving a high level of U.S. media attention because one of the Americans facing prosecution is Sam LaHood, director of the International Republican Institute’s Egypt operations and the son of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
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