Morsy Makes His Move


Some are calling it a soft coup. Less than two months after the military clamped down on the country's democratic transition, Egypt's first elected President, Mohamed Morsy, has suddenly reversed the tide. He nullified a June declaration in which the powerful military council had granted itself sweeping authorities, and he fired the heads of every military division. It was the biggest blow yet to the military rule that Egyptians have increasingly protested against in the 18 months since the generals took power from an ousted Hosni Mubarak.

But Morsy's dismissal of Defense Minister Mohamed...

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