18.02.08 Military Parade

February 8, 2018
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“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud. When you’re the most powerful country in all of human history, youA don’t have to show it off.”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La) on why he believes America should not have a national military parade.

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The Backstory

  • President Trump asked Pentagon to explore organizing a national military parade.
  • Idea reportedly came from the President’s experience in France, where he witnessed a large military parade.
  • Initial reports suggest this could happen around Veterans Day.
“Nothing has been decided or locked in stone.A This is in the early discussion phases, & it’s something the President is looking at — not just a way that he can, but that the entire country can come together & show support & honor our military.”

Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Feb 7, 2018 WH Press Briefing
“I think we’re all aware, in this country, of the President’s affection and respect for the military.A We’ve been putting together some options.A We’ll send them up to the White House for a decision.”

Sec of Defense James Mattis, Feb 7, 2018 White House Press Briefing

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Do you think we should have a national military parade? Read More

  1. GOP senator on military parade: When you”re the most powerful nation, you don”t have to show it off
  2. Veterans Are Divided On Response To Trump’s Desire For Military Parade
  3. Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Secretary of Defense James Mattis https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-press-secretary-sarah-sanders-secretary-defense-james-mattis-02072018/
  4. US launches airstrikes on Taliban training camps
  5. Unprovoked attack by Syrian pro-regime forces prompts Coalition defensive strikes
  6. https://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status/961502400220745728

by Jenna Lee,