Are Americans financing hostile regimes in the Middle East?
FOX Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge reports in our ongoing series on national security:
Buried in the budget, are requests to not only keep Egypt's foreign aid over a billion dollars a year, but to use $770 million to encourage reform in in the post Arab Spring regimes -- some of these nations are now openly hostile to U.S. interests. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides.
(Nides)"The notion is we're in a new world. The Arab Spring has come; we need to make sure we have the tools and the flexibility in which to fund these initiatives."
On the Senate floor Tuesday, Rand Paul said he is backing on an amendment that will shut off aid to Egypt, adding that the U.S. cannot buy friendship or loyalty through foreign aid.
In Washington, Catherine Herridge, FOX News Radio.