The U.S. Ponders 'What’s in a Name?' as It Contorts to Avoid an Egyptian 'Coup'

The military takeover in Cairo looks like a coup, walks like a coup and quacks like a coup, but defining it as such could destabilize the new regime and threaten the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.

“Tis but thy name that is my enemy. What’s in a name?” bemoaned Juliet on the balcony in Verona as Romeo hid in the bushes below. Quite a lot,...