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July 26, 2018

U.S., Egypt Commence Exercise Eagle Response 18

American and Egyptian naval forces began Exercise Eagle Response 18, an explosive ordnance disposal and diving exercise, at the Red Sea Naval Base in Egypt.

June 7, 2018

U.S., Egyptian Navy Vessels Perform Maneuvering Drills

The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill and the Egyptian navy’s frigate El Suez participated in a passing exercise, with the commanding officer of Winston S. Churchill, exchanging greetings with the Egyptian frigate’s leadership before the two ships conducted an exchange of liaison officers and performed maneuvering drills.

Dec. 2, 2017

Mattis, Egypt’s President Discuss Defense Issues in Cairo

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo to discuss defense issues and regional challenges.

Dec. 2, 2017

Mattis Trip Continues South Asia Strategy Dialogue

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ trip to the Middle East and Central Asia will continue the dialogue about the South Asia strategy President Donald J. Trump announced in August.

Dec. 1, 2017

Mattis Departs for 5-Day Middle East Trip

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is in Egypt for meetings with the president and defense minister. It's the first stop on a five-day trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia.

Nov. 27, 2017

Attack in Egypt Highlights Need for U.S. Involvement in Region, Official Says

The United States must help partner nations build their own defense and police capacity to “ensure [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria], al-Qaida and like-minded groups cannot plan and carry out attacks,” a Pentagon spokesman said.

Oct. 19, 2017

Mattis, Egyptian Counterpart Discuss Defense Issues

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Egyptian defense minister emphasized the importance of strong U.S.-Egyptian cooperation for stability in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism and the success of the bilateral military exercise Bright Star 2017.

May 25, 2017

National Guard Contributes to U.S.-Egypt Strategic Partnership

The Massachusetts National Guard's 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment assumed responsibility for the Multinational Force and Observers mission.

April 20, 2017

Mattis Discusses Security Cooperation After Egypt Visit

During his discussions with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel, that he and the Egyptians "agreed on the need for a renewed and strong security partnership."

April 5, 2017

Mattis, Egyptian President Discuss Mideast Security Issues

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted Egypt’s importance in promoting stability in the Middle East during a Pentagon meeting with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sissi.

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