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The U.S. spent almost $34 billion on foreign assistance last year. Over $9 billion of that was spent on security and military aid. We break down how much economic vs. security aid went to the 10 top recipients.

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18 July, 2013

The debate in the U.S. over whether or not to cut off aid to Egypt after the June coup/popular uprising got us thinking about the bigger picture of U.S. foreign assistance. If Egypt was getting $1.5 billion a year – including $1.3 billion in military aid – who else in the world was getting help from Uncle Sam and how much of it was military aid vs. economic aid? Below we crunch the numbers for the top 10 recipients of U.S. foreign assistance:

Aid for Egypt

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