Should the U.S. hold an annual military parade?

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At the January 18 meeting at the Pentagon that included Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., "The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France", a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity was quoted by the Post as saying. The news received such negative attention that even some on the president's favorite cable news station think it's a bad idea.

President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis depart the Pentagon following a meeting of the National Security Council in Washington, D.C., on July 20.

It will be a logistical nightmare. Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is canceled.

"First of all, the United States doesn't need a parade down Pennsylvania or any other avenue to show our military strength", he wrote. "And North Korea and China", said Sen. And who does them when the United States is dropping bombs in seven countries around the world?

While Donald Trump often talks about his support for the military, he doesn't have much personal experience in the area.

White House officials on Wednesday defended the proposed military celebration. "This is apparently happening, though, so get ready".

Trump was reportedly impressed by a military parade he witnessed in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day previous year.

"I was your guest at Bastille Day, and it was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen", Mr Trump told Mr Macron.

"We have a Napoleon in the making here", Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, said Tuesday on CNN.

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MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson asked.

Then came the recitation of the problems with showcasing our military assets.

The cost of the march has yet to be calculated, but would likely run into the tens of millions.

But a military parade could be hard from a logistical standpoint, the Post notes.

Trump's big parade is still in the works, and there is no word on when it will happen - though the president has already expressed a preference for Memorial Day or July 4, and the Pentagon has put forth Veterans Day. Mattis also took the podium Wednesday after a bipartisan deal to fund the military and the federal government was announced by Senate leadership.

But what difference does it make the route goes by the Trump hotel?

Some Democrats think Trump wants to play the role of dictator. After giving a short news brief on the parade, co-host Steve Doocy seemed fine with the idea, saying, "There are a lot of people at the Pentagon who would love to show off all the equipment".

Despite the criticism, the White House has defended Mr Trump's desire for a military parade.

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