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The Egyptian Military Academy, a military institute in Cairo, Egypt, is the Egyptian military’s officer training school. The academy has not been subjected to thorough study, and it remains hidden within the realm of myth and legend. Few basic facts about its operations are known; nor is much known about its overall impact on Egyptian society. Despite being the institution through which all of Egypt’s presidents since 1952, except Mohammad Morsi, have passed, the Egyptian Military Academy remains unexplored, reflecting the security state that has developed since the military took control of Egypt.

Located in central Cairo, the Egyptian Military Academy has been open since at least 1921. The school admits and trains only male students and serves as an officer development school. It trains ...

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