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August 12, 2012 11:52 am

Egypt’s Morsi, Retires Military Chiefs

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The new President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Photo: wiki commons.

CNN – Cairo – Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has removed the country’s top two military officers, pushing them into “retirement” but naming them as presidential advisors, state television announced Sunday.

Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi — the defense minister who took power after the 2011 ouster of longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak — and the military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Sami Anan, “will be sent to retirement,” state-run Nile Television reported Sunday

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