There are reports all over the Internet about the pending sale of our main battle tank to Egypt. What? Yes those folk. Not the rather trustworthy dictatorship but the..who they hell are they? Not really sure who really runs Egypt now or will in the future. Are you? This is a huge and stupid error from a strategic standpoint.
I do not know if the M1 is the best main battle tank out there. It does have detractors. It is unarguable that it takes a huge fleet of supply troops and equipment to keep them active in forward areas. All tanks have this drawback sure, but this one does seem to really be over the top. OK if you are fighting incompetent Arabs I suppose. The only problem is that some of these Mohammedan regional forces may not be quite as incompetent as supposed.
It is dangerous and foolhardy to supply Egypt with any military equipment at this point; much less top of the line gear. Western forces may be facing some of this advanced weaponry when it becomes necessary to take the Suez.