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DIPLOMACY Clinton Meets Egypt’s Morsi Brendan Smialowski, AFP / Getty Images

Clinton Meets Egypt’s Morsi

The Obama administration will break the ice with Egypt's newly-elected government for the first time this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the country Saturday on a mission to highlight U.S. "support for Egypt's democratic transition," said her deputy William J. Burns. New president Mohammed Morsi needs all the help he can get, as he attempts to secure control over a nation with several well-resourced, well-armed stakeholders: from the military to his own Muslim Brotherhood. Clinton also plans to raise the issue of womens' rights in the new Egypt. In coming months, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will also make the trip, and a potential presidential meeting may be in the works.

July 14, 2012 11:39 AM