NBC's Richard Engel and Lester Holt discuss whether President Hosni Mubarak's departure was a military coup or an orderly transition of power.
The Egyptian military essentially gave President Hosni Mubarak an ultimatum last night, NBC News' Richard Engel reports from Cairo.
Several senior officials were "furious" with Mubarak's refusal to step down and threatened to take off their uniforms and join the protesters, Engel reported.
"When the military comes in and tells the president, 'We will not stand beside you — you must stand down,' it's hard to call it anything but a coup," Engel said.
Click the video for Engel's full report with NBC's Lester Holt.