Egypt

Egyptian Military Continues To Represent Stability After Coup

Despite forcing two presidents from office in the last two years

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CAIRO — The young recruits with rifles and ragged duffels will never see the swimming pools of the officers clubs that line the boulevards of Cairo. They will not profit from the Egyptian military's network of private business interests. They'll eat beans and bread and earn about $30 a month.

But they will be respected as men who protect the homeland — from foreign enemies and sometimes from itself.