Egypt's military has shown no sign of challenging the president's surprise decision to retire the defence minister and chief of staff and seize back the powers the military grabbed from his office.
Taking the country by surprise, President Mohammed Mursi pushed Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi into retirement. The official news agency quoted an unnamed military official as saying there has been no "negative reaction" from within the military.
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