Egypt’s Armed Forces Signal Transfer of Power

Egypt’s army on Thursday announced that they had begun to take “necessary measures to protect the nation and support the legitimate demands of the people,” a step that suggested the military intends to take a commanding role in administering the strife-torn nation. The announcement of an enhanced role for the military came as officials in President Hosni Mubarak’s govt suggested a momentous shift in power was underway, including a possible transfer of power from Mr. Mubarak to his Vice President c. – The NYT

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