Egypt's Morsi asserts power over military: WSJ
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday moved to strengthen his control over the country's powerful military by ordering the defense minister and chief of staff to retire and nullifying the military-declared constitutional amendments that gave top generals wide powers, The Wall Street Journal said, citing an Associated Press report. Morsi has been in a struggle with the military since he came to power on June 30, the Journal said. Shortly before Morsi was announced the winner of elections, the ruling military council that took power after Hosni Mubarak's ouster stripped the presidency of many of its key powers. It was those powers that Morsi, an Islamist, moved to restore Sunday, according to reports.