Cost of Trump's military parade could run into millions


The Washington Post first reported that Trump expressed his desire for a grand military parade this year in Washington a January 18 meeting with top generals.

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Defense officials have indicated that planning is underway, including possible dates that could include Veterans Day in November.

"I have a question about North Korea, a follow-up on Catherine's question there", Jackson asked. But he added: "I'm not looking for a Soviet-style hardware display".

"The idea of saying "thank you" through a parade makes sense", Graham said.

Representative Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who has publicly defended Trump before, discredited the idea of weapons and military vehicles rolling through the heart of Washington, D.C.

It is the day where millions of Americans gather together to celebrate the birth anniversary of one of the most powerful country in the world.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., also expressed concerns about the parade, telling CNN on Tuesday night, "I don't believe we should have tanks or nuclear weapons going down Pennsylvania Avenue". "Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud".

His press secretary said Trump was only kidding, because we always kid around about referring to members of another branch of government as "traitors". We are still waiting to see the details of Trump's long-heralded national infrastructure plan, and I fear that my constituents may see their roads "chewed up" before they see any progress toward rebuilding roads and bridges.

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Wide receiver Danny Amendola, who plays his best when the moment is largest, is also a free agent. But for those watching in the United Kingdom , the game didn't come to an end until gone 3am.

"We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy", said Duckworth. And he really, really loves the military.

WELNA: The proposed parade was not as unexpected to military budget expert Todd Harrison as the Pentagon's apparent lack of pushback.

At the January 18 meeting at the Pentagon that included Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., "The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France", a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity was quoted by the Post as saying.

"We're all aware in this country of the president's affection and respect for the military".

HOELLWARTH: We may not be able to sustain an all-volunteer force 10, 20 years from now with the way the numbers are going unless we do something as a nation to kind of put them on display and make people want to serve.

The Pentagon is working on plans for a military parade at the personal request of President Trump. He wants it to happen in Washington, D.C., later this year. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. "It was two hours on the button and it was military might", he said.

The most recent military parade was the national victory celebration held in 1991 to celebrate America's victory in the Gulf War.

But the more I think about it, the more I think that it's maybe not such a awful idea.