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Should the United States hold an annual military parade?

Should the United States hold an annual military parade?

The president was reportedly so impressed by the military displays during a Bastille Day parade he observed in France a year ago that he's directed the Pentagon officials to put on something similar here in the U.S. "This is being worked at the highest levels of the military".

"President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe", she said.

A White House official told the Washington Post that the parade is still in the "brainstorming" stage and that nothing had been finalized yet.

Trump is said to have mused to advisers on the way home about his desire for a similar event to tout American military might in Washington, D.C.

We may have a clown auto administration, but guess what, it is in charge of the most powerful military the world has ever known.

The White House quickly sought to paint the idea as a natural outgrowth of the President's love of and appreciation for the military.

News about Trump wanting to have a military parade was first reported in January when he reportedly told top Pentagon personnel that he wants a parade like the one in France.




Concerns have been voiced in some quarters that such a parade would echo some of the military displays seen in Russian Federation or North Korea.

President Donald Trump is pushing the Pentagon to show off the nation's armed forces and weaponry in a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

"I don't think we need to add an additional expense", said Sen.

Massive military parades of the kind that are common in authoritarian countries such as China and North Korea are not quintessentially American. There is a reason why USA presidents don't hold military parades because the country is not a military dictatorship. Is a national military parade a good idea?

But the President found some support as well, mostly from his Republican corner.

Last time, the United States has witnessed a grandiose military parade of this kind was in 1991 to mark the end of Operation Desert Storm in Iraq during the first Gulf War as missiles, stealth bombers, tanks and other military hardware were featured as hundreds of troops march down on Constitution Avenue.

"We're going to have to top it. Planes going over".

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