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

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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.

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