Mideast Egypt

August 14, 2012 - 10:38 AM
Newly-appointed Egyptian Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. President Mohammed Morsi’s shake-up of the military on Sunday Aug. 12, 2012 took the nation by surprise but it has transformed his image overnight from a weak leader to a savvy politician who carefully timed his move against generals who stripped him of significant powers days before he took office on June 30. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)