The statement said he had been detained by civilian authorities in the area.
During two days in the region, they also met with civilian authorities, military commanders and troops.
"Neither the civilian authorities nor the military tried to take the boat by force."
By the time civilian authorities arrived, however, it was too late.
The local religious, civilian and military authorities participate in the ceremony.
His political base is tiny, and the army has little interest in restoring civilian authority.
Over the 1950s, the service became more professional and better coordinated with civilian authorities.
We used to worry about a military coup against civilian authority.
The civilian authority has to sign off on them as well.
American military officers have a deep respect for civilian authority and a tradition of keeping their differences over policy within the family.