U.S. weighs calling off military exercise with Egypt

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Posted: Aug 14, 2013 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering calling off a major military exercise with Egypt following the killing of scores of people in an assault by Egyptian security forces on a protest camp, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the possibility of scrapping the biennial "Bright Star" exercise was discussed at a meeting of the so-called "deputies committee," which gathers the number two officials from key U.S. national security agencies.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Sandra Maler)