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March 14, 2017

Anne Patterson Withdrawn From Consideration as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

An information campaign that let the public know about her support for Muslim Brotherhood deposed president of Egypt Mohammad Morsi, and her support for the Muslim Brotherhood generally, seems to have worked.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has withdrawn retired senior diplomat Anne W. Patterson as his choice for undersecretary for policy after the White House indicated unwillingness to fight what it said would be a battle for Senate confirmation.

U.S. officials said that two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), were strongly opposed to Patterson's nomination because she served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt from 2011 to 2013, a time when the Obama administration supported an elected government with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood that was ultimately overthrown by the Egyptian military.

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