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The U.S. government has continued providing military support to Egypt despite the 2013 military coup that overthrew then-president Mohamed Morsi. Moreover, the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense have failed to conduct proper vetting of human rights violations by Egyptian forces that receive U.S. aid, according to a recently published report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Cipher Brief spoke with the Director of International Counterterrorism and Security Assistance Issues at GAO, Charles Johnson, who also headed up the 2016 report.

The Cipher Brief: Why was GAO investigating U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt and what are the findings of the report?

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