Skip to comments.Trump Asks Pentagon to Plan Military Parade
Posted on 02/07/2018 6:34:25 AM PST by reaganaut1
WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Defense is planning a military parade at the request of President Donald Trump, White House and Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
After observing the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris last year, Mr. Trump said he wanted to hold a similar parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, perhaps to celebrate the Fourth of July.
The French parade last July, which also marked the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I, featured more than 6,000 service members, tanks and planes overhead in an elaborate display of military might. French President Emmanuel Macron invited Mr. Trump to watch the parade beside him.
It was one of the greatest parades Ive ever seen, Mr. Trump said in September at the Lotte New York Palace hotel. And to a large extent, because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July Fourth in Washington, down Pennsylvania Avenue. I dont know. Were going to have to try and top it.
The Washington Post first reported the Mr. Trump had asked the Pentagon to arrange an event in the Bastille Day style. Pentagon officials said late Tuesday that plans were in their infancy.
On Wednesday, the chairman of the Pentagons Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joe Dunford, acknowledged the parade plans while traveling in Asia. Im aware of the presidents request and we are in the initial planning stages to meet the presidents direction, he said during a stop in Bangkok.
The White House said the decision demonstrated Mr. Trumps support for the military.
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Bad, bad idea.
Unlike the Marxist and 3rd World dictators we have no need to display our military prowess in a martial parade.
On another note, why have we got all these service-avoiding/draft-dodging types on the Free Republic?
The USA runs Trillion dollar trade deficits annually just like the the third world because of Free Traitor globalists so why not a parade? You globalists can KMA.
Military parades are not part of American tradition. The thought reminds me of the USSR, China and North Koreas Military parades that I have seen on TV. Communist parades, displaying missile bombs on trailers. Not appealing.
Jim Robinson needs to clean house. There are a couple on this thread that need the zot badly.
(I have 2 kids on Active Duty - Army and USMC)
Initially, my reaction was negative.
But then I started thinking: maybe this is a Trump gambit to bring Kim Jung Un to a shared reality with the rest of the world.
A grand US military parade might jolt him into an understanding about how quickly we could annihilate both him and his country.
Just my $0.02
This is NOT a bad idea.
It is long overdue.
Can yo imagine a DEMOCRAT ever wanting to do such a thing?
Your feinting couch is ready.
Because Strong Safe and PROUD.
If that doesn't resonate then there's a problem.
Try to keep up with advances in technology, pal. Here's one the Rooskies are working on.
Thats the best you got? Some flippin French provincial daybed? Heck I am the one here NOT wanting to copy the frenchies.
I can imagine doing it except they would prefer to be using enemy troops or blue helmets.
Did your momma make you sit to pee?
Armed Forces Day! I would love it. Would travel to see it.
So funny misogynist turd.
You do understand that the Fleet Review is a tradition that predates the current political climate in the UK.
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