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A Military With an Economic Empire

  • Aired: 09/17/2013
  • Rating: NR
In Egypt, the military is more than an army. It's big business, controlling as much as 40 percent of the country's economy. In this excerpt from "Egypt in Crisis," FRONTLINE explores the scope of the military's deeply entrenched empire—and why Mohammed Morsi refused to limit its power during his year in office.
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