Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Plans 'under way — Trump military parade

Plans 'under way — Trump military parade

Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said officials are aware of the request and are "looking at options" despite the USA having previously not traditionally embraced displays of raw military power unlike some others to act as a warning of its capabilities.

Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers told CNN the planning is in its "infancy".

Sanders said, "President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe". She said Trump wants the Pentagon to "explore a celebration" that will allow Americans to show appreciation for the military.

President Donald Trump likes a good show, whether it's on a beauty pageant stage in Russian Federation, or on his TV, or apparently, rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue.

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, but is also celebrated as Armistice Day in other countries to remember the day fighting ended in World War I. The armistice was signed and fighting ceased at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, and the date this year marks the 100th anniversary. "This is being worked at the highest levels of the military". But like an American student who spent a semester in Paris and toured mostly the inside of wine bottles, Trump seems to have been impressed by the wrong thing during his visit past year: military parades.

This isn't a new interest of Trump's.

"It's not who we are as a military".

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For almost 11 hours, civilians and service members marched in front of more than 2 million spectators lining the streets.

"Any other president, you would assume that it would be to honor our men and women in uniform, and would be done in good taste", Panetta said. Even before he was inaugurated, Trump had spoken about the possibility of a parade showcasing America's military strength. But most Americans will eat it up.

In 1957, the crowds once again returned to Washington for Eisenhower's second inauguration - and so did the tanks.

Trump attended the annual Bastille Day parade in July of past year and hasn't stopped raving about it since, including by expressing his desire for a similar July 4 parade back home. "That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue".

Bush, a decorated World War II veteran, went on to lose his bid for a second term 17 months later.

The United States has previously held military parades to mark the end of wars, most recently in 1991 after the the Gulf War.

Near-daily tributes were held across the USA to welcome home troops who were part of Operation Desert Storm, but NY and Washington held the biggest celebrations. The US government would likely spend millions of dollars to transport combat vehicles and equipment to Washington for such an event. An estimated 200,000 people filled the streets.

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