President Trump orders military parade to top France

President Trump orders military parade to top France

"I think we're all aware in this country of the president's affection and respect for the military", Mattis said. "But we had a lot of planes going over it, we had a lot of military might and it was really a attractive thing to see".

Mr. Trump has now told the military to make his wishes a reality.

The president's idea was described as "marching orders" by one military official who was at the January 18 meeting, according to The Washington Post.

"Look, as I've said", Huckabee Sanders told reporters, "we haven't made a final decision, the president is simply exploring different ways that he can highlight and show the pride that we have in the military". This is a President who has openly questioned his own Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, suggesting there may be a conspiracy at the highest levels seeking to weaken him. "He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation", Sanders told the press.

Which means we will probably get a military parade in Washington.

Dates discussed for the event include July 4 and Memorial Day, which is May 28.

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It is said that Pentagon officials are trying to hold the military showcase on Veterans Day instead of Independence Day or Memorial Day.

Throughout history, military parades have been used by rules to intimidate their own citizens. His ego won't allow him to not put on a pretense of military service and the only real option he has is the Kim Jong-Un route - hold a military parade. And Presidents Kennedy and Truman had military equipment at their respective inaugurations during the Cold War.

Critics are also concerned that the military parade might signify overt nationalism, the Hill reported. For one thing, Washington's streets are not built to support 70-ton tanks.

Critics have objected to the event's cost, likely to be in the millions.

John Kirby, a retired Navy rear admiral and former spokesman for the State Department and the Pentagon, reposted on Twitter an article he wrote for CNN's website last summer after Mr Trump mentioned he had been dazzled by the Paris parade.

The US has not traditionally embraced showy displays of raw military power, such as North Korea's parading of ballistic missiles as a claim of worldwide prestige and influence. "That's not who we are, it's kind of cheesy and I think it shows weakness, quite frankly".

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