Egypt's military steps in to 'safeguard country'

Thursday, February 10, 2011 | 12:12 p.m. CST; updated 3:58 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 10, 2011

CAIRO — Egypt's military announced on national television it had stepped in to "safeguard the country," effectively seizing control and assuring protesters calling for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster that all their demands would be met. In Washington, the CIA chief said there was a "strong likelihood" Mubarak will step down later Thursday.