I assume you mean the new 'dialog' between Eqypt & Russia - specifically the new arms deal? (2/14/14)
which is in part from Obama's unilateral decision - without calls from Congress- to suspend replacement parts, and new fighters to Egypt, because of their "junta government."Russia and Egypt have reached an initial agreement on an arms deal worth more than $2 billion, during a meeting in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi, a local newspaper, Vedomosti, reported Friday.
The Egyptian army chief said, according to The Moscow Times: “We of course are also interested in various forms of cooperation with you in the interests of providing a good life for our people in all spheres. We are always supporters of stability and peace throughout the world
Always though that was a bad idea -opening the door to Russian expansionism in the ME.
Russia And Egypt Reach Initial Agreements Over Arms Deal Worth $2 Billion During Sisi's Visit To Moscow
I do think we're cutting way too much naval power - going back to 200 ships, no matter how advanced that juist isn't enough to support our fleets ability to have a continual presence.
Not just for Russian expansionism, but for the new Chinese navy expanding.
These events do not happen in isolation, and I think Obama is either clueless, or willfully ignorant of global power plays