Military exercises cancelled

Wednesday - 8/24/2011, 4:37pm EDT

Egypt and the United States are scrapping this year's "Bright Star" military drills, the largest exercises in the region. A Pentagon official said "ongoing transition events" in Egypt's move toward democracy is the main reason. Egypt's leadership vacuum is also another key issue. The "Bright Star" drill dates back to 1981. It's one of the longest running drills for the U.S. and partner countries.