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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