Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi awarded medals Tuesday to two recently dismissed military chiefs at the presidential palace during a ceremony that left little doubt the generals are stepping aside without protest.
Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the country’s former military chief, was given a Medal of the Order of the Nile, the country’s most prestigious honor. The state-run Middle East News Agency reported that the medal was awarded “in appreciation of efforts spent protecting and serving the Egyptian nation.”
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