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Egypt Crisis: Why was the US caught flat-footed -- again?
 
West Point Class of 2012 Cadet Bennett Holcomb had previously visited Egypt last summer with 16 other cadets in an immersion program sponsored by the Arabic section of the Department of Foreign Languages. His more recent trip in January found Holcomb and seven colleagues in the midst of a revolution. (Photo: Courtesy)  

 

EGYPT CRISIS: WHY WAS THE U.S. CAUGHT FLAT-FOOTED -- AGAIN?

Mr. Nathan Freier
Visiting Research Professor
U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, the U.S. Army War College, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

The uprisings in Egypt are just the latest in a slew of strategic shocks the United States has found itself reacting to. In his Christian Science Monitor article, Professor Freier argues that the lead-ups to such crises are observable, and that the United States must better consider game-changing hazards in advance.

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