Mohamed Morsi, Egypt´s Muslim Brotherhood president, instructed the
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Thursday to maintain combat
preparedness and improve the level of readiness for dealing with
the "threats" Egypt faces.
Morsi´s message did not specify which military threats he was
In April of this year, the Egyptian army carried out a large scale
exercise in Sinai, which simulated attack and takeover of "enemy
army" control centers. The exercise included aerial forces, armor,
artillery and infantry from the Second Army.
At the end of Egyptian Television´s report on the exercise (embedded
below), a short segment showing the Egyptian army´s crossing of the
Suez Canal in the 1973 Yom Kippur War was broadcast.
The presidential spokesman, Dr. Yasser Ali, said that in the course
of the fast-breaking meal held at the presidential headquarters with
the new Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Morsi instructed the
heads of the military to improve the conditions of officers and