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President Donald Trump has asked for a military parade and the Pentagon is reviewing potenial dates, Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said Tuesday. The spokesman described the planning process as being in its "infancy". In response to the news, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump had asked the Defense Department to "explore" the idea.

"President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great servicemen who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation," Sanders said.

"The marching orders were: I want a parade like that one in France," a military official told the paper. "This is being worked at the highest levels of the military." Trump's meeting with senior military leaders last month included Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Trump was French President Emannuel Macron's guest on Bastille Day last year, and later called the French military parade "one of the greatest parades" he had ever seen. He said last September in a conversation with Macron that when he came back from France he wanted a military parade on the Fourth of July in Washington. Trump's call for a military parade might be hitting a few snags. The Post said shipping tanks and military hardware into Washington could cost millions of dollars, and that military officials said they were unsure how to pay for it.

The news of Trump's call for a military parade in the US comes as North Korea plans to show off dozens of long-range missiles during a February 8 parade, sources with deep knowledge of North Korea's intentions told CNN last week. The parade is expected to include dozens of intercontinental-range Hwasong-15 missiles, which the North Koreans test fired for the first time in late November, the sources said.

The display of "hundreds" of missiles and rockets would be an attempt "to scare the hell out of the Americans," one of the sources said.

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A dick measuring contest at its finest and most expensive.

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Ancestor wroteA dick measuring contest at its finest and most expensive.


A completely agree.

But I would like to see a military parade. Our service men and women are not shown enough respect any more and it is sad.
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One of the most blatant wastes of money I have seen this administration do, but it isn't surprising. If they want to support the military, they need to just give that money straight to homeless veterans. That wouldn't be as gaudy though.
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What? Is this a contest with North Korea?

Regardless I support this for the sheer fact that our men and women deserve the attention.
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Yin wroteOne of the most blatant wastes of money I have seen this administration do, but it isn't surprising. If they want to support the military, they need to just give that money straight to homeless veterans. That wouldn't be as gaudy though.


Sadly I would have to agree, the security costs alone are going to be astronomical. With the rise of terror attacks in the last few years you would think this would be the number one target for something to happen. Considering these parades are not tradition like the Victory parade in Russia or Trooping the colour in the UK it seems unnecessary at best.





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This would be cool to see but I feel as it is stupid and a symbol of us flex or ready for war!
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Mike wroteThis would be cool to see but I feel as it is stupid and a symbol of us flex or ready for war!


Yes it would be cool to see this up close, and personal.
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Kind of dumb, because everyone already knows how strong we are. I guess it would be cool too see though
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JTHM wroteKind of dumb, because everyone already knows how strong we are. I guess it would be cool too see though


North Korea, doesn't know. They think, they are the baddest of all.
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Yin wroteOne of the most blatant wastes of money I have seen this administration do, but it isn't surprising. If they want to support the military, they need to just give that money straight to homeless veterans. That wouldn't be as gaudy though.

I will agree that they do need to do more about the homeless and the mentally ill veterans as well. While it is a dick measuring contest, I wouldn't mind seeing the U.S. military's weapons stock. And yes, it is a slightly unnecessary waste of money; they're already estimating it in the millions and the plan for the parade is still in its "baby steps", imagine the cost of this parade in the long run.


BJP wroteSadly I would have to agree, the security costs alone are going to be astronomical. With the rise of terror attacks in the last few years you would think this would be the number one target for something to happen. Considering these parades are not tradition like the Victory parade in Russia or Trooping the colour in the UK it seems unnecessary at best.

I honestly thought the same thing once I read "parade". If there even will be a parade, security is going to have to be top-notch and ZERO mistakes made, there's no room for error. I can't really imagine a terrorist attack on the parade itself, but quite possibly a terrorist plot could take place during that day; while the nation is distracted by a huge display of firepower.


Mike wroteThis would be cool to see but I feel as it is stupid and a symbol of us flex or ready for war!

According to Trump and his administration, we've been ready for war with North Korea (or anybody else, for that matter) since his entrance into the White House. Whether that's true or not, I believe the U.S. military forces by itself show enough strength and power, without having to do such a parade.
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