Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade

North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade

North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade

I am confident that Trump's first tweet after such a parade, should it happen, would be to claim it exceeded the French Bastille Day parade in length and got the best ratings of anything ever on TV.

According to the, which first reported the news, officials are in the beginning phase of planning a military parade this year, in what could turn out to be a costly endeavor prompted entirely by the president's request.

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers laments the image such a parade would create and that we seek to imitate France in "military domain", a joke at the expense of French military history.

Despite the comments from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that, "We're all aware in this country of the president's affection and respect for the military", is there anyone who doesn't see Trump's parade demand for what it is?

Trump reminisced about watching France's Bastille Day military parade when he visited Paris in July.

"I think it's way too far speculation to start weighing on whether or not certain things are appropriate when nothing's been decided, and it's literally in a brainstorming session", she continued. USA officials say it would also be a logistical challenge to bring thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft to Washington.

The White House says it would be done so "all Americans can show their appreciation".

According to the Post, the Pentagon began planning a parade after Trump met with high-ranking military officials on January 18.

For instance, US Federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote that the US military was to ignore Trump's ban.

"An expensive political ploy whose sole aim is to boost Trump's approval ratings is an insult to their service and detracts from resources needed to provide meaningful assistance to veterans and current service members", he said in a statement. The optics of a military parade like they hold in dictatorships. The last time a military parade took place, when a "national victory celebration" marked the end of the Gulf War with troops and hardware rolling down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. "We've been putting together some options". The U.S. traditionally has not embraced showy displays of raw military power, such as North Korea's parading of ballistic missiles as a claim of worldwide prestige and influence. "Let's take that money and spend it on our troops or their families, not order them to participate in some sort of a show and parade for his ego". While the Pentagon does not yet have a cost estimate for how much another parade may cost, it is likely to be in the millions of dollars.

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