Spokesman clarifies Morsi’s military order

Posted: December 11, 2012 at 3:06 a.m.

Egyptian soldiers in an armored vehicle guard the front of the presidential palace in Cairo on Monday.

A day after President Mohammed Morsi formally directed the military to help keep public order and authorized soldiers to arrest civilians, a spokesman on Monday sought to draw distinctions between the order and the forms of martial law that the Egyptian army had previously imposed.

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 12/11/2012