The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi84° Sunny

Tonight

Lo60° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi83° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi80° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday Night

Lo59° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi81° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Obama rebukes Cairo crackdown, but U.S. help is likely to endure

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — The brutal military crackdown on civilian protesters in Egypt has damaged President Barack Obama’s already battered prestige and credibility in the Middle East, analysts say, but the deepening crisis isn’t likely to threaten America’s core security interests in one of the world’s most volatile regions.

Egypt’s powerful military leadership may be offended by Obama’s decision Thursday to cancel a biennial joint military training exercise that was scheduled to start next month to show his displeasure with the rising death toll, arbitrary arrests and virtual martial law.

View my optionsorSign in