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Donald Trump to get military parade, but no tanks


The details of President Donald Trump's military parade have leaked, and from the look of the things, it doesn't seem like we are going to have tanks rolling through the capital.

But he said there would be "wheeled vehicles only, no tanks" in order to protect the roads of Washington.

The event should include a "heavy air component", the memo continued, but tanks won't be permitted due to their potential to wreck city streets. Some of those considerations included preventing the parade, which will likely integrate with Washington D.C.'s holiday parade, from featuring tanks and noting that it should include "a heavy air component ... to include older aircraft as available".

President Trump will be getting his military parade on Veterans Day, according to a new Pentagon memo.

Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, has estimated that parade could cost as much as $30 million.

President Donald Trump may actually get his military parade after all - sort of.

The Pentagon memo was issued on Thursday and sent to Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlining the initial guidance of how Trump's desired parade, scheduled for November 11, will look, according to CNN.




Organizers also reportedly hope to "highlight the evolution of women Veterans from separate formations in World War II to today's integrated formations".

In practice, that means "period uniforms", re-enactments and even the use of an "old guard fife and drum", the memo says.

In the memo, the Joint Staff are tasked to plan the parade, while U.S. Northern Command is instructed to execute it.

The parade Trump was referring to is the Bastille Day parade he attended a year ago in Paris.

The commander in chief will watch from a reviewing stand by the Capitol surrounded by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients. First reports of plans for a parade came out last month when The Washington Post reported that Trump had met with high-ranking officials and told them he wanted a parade "like the one in France".

Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the United States military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts.

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