US Government Hesitates To Use the "Coup" Word for Egypt

Because then we have to cut off aid


Coup or no coup: That's been the question debated in and outside Egypt since President Mohammed Morsi was forced out. To many, it's a classic case of a coup, but the Obama administration has yet to use the term. At stake is more than a billion dollars in aid to Egypt. The White House says it's a complex legal issue. And as NPR's Jackie Northam reports, there are ways for the administration to get around it.