Egypt's president has taken his most decisive step yet to assert power over the influential military - sacking two top generals. The Defence Minister, who served as the country's interim leader after Hosni Mubarak was ousted, was dismissed along with the Chief of Staff. Morsi started to move more boldly against the army after an attack by militants in Sinai that killed 16 border guards. For more, RT talks to Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar.
Egypt's military signalled its acquiescence on Monday to President Mohammed Morsi's surprise decision to retire the defence minister and chief of staff and seize back powers that the nation's top generals grabbed from his office.