U.S. has spotty record on aid cuts after coups

World | ANALYSIS Jul 6, 2013

U.S. has spotty record on aid cuts after coups

by Max Fisher

The Foreign Assistance Act, a U.S. law first enacted in 1961, is pretty clear: It says, in Section 508, that the United States must cut aid to any country "whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree." Whatever popular sentiments ...