US troops to be deployed to Sinai a ‘formality,’ says Egypt army – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online

“The 400 US soldiers coming to Egypt as mentioned in the media are part of the periodical renewal routine for the US faction of the 13-state multinational force deployed in Sinai since the peace treaty. They are not armed with military operations gear,” spokesman of the Egyptian military Ahmed Ali said Saturday.

via US troops to be deployed to Sinai a 'formality,' says Egypt army – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online.

Nothing new here – US has supplied personnel to this peacekeeping force since 1982.