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Pentagon delays Trumpís military parade until at least 2019
The Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 08/16/2018 6:08:31 PM PDT by Yo-Yo

he Defence Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by U.S. President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018.

Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.”

The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that the parade would cost about $92-million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.

According to the officials, roughly $50-million would cover Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington. The remainder would be borne by other agencies and largely involve security costs. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss early planning estimates that have not yet been finalized or released publicly.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: maga; parade; trump
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So much for Trump's parade.

About the parade cancellation, Q sez:

Timelines change.
Watch the budget.
Q

1 posted on 08/16/2018 6:08:31 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Grimmy; Magnum44; GOPJ; treetopsandroofs; Jewbacca; entropy12

Cancelled parade ping


2 posted on 08/16/2018 6:11:48 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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Fire the generals and civilian Pentagon workers that buried this in costs. No way such a parade should cost that much unless they are trying to bring people and equipment from all over the world. Ridiculous.


3 posted on 08/16/2018 6:12:17 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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It’ll happen soon enough. It’s the lefties that can’t handle it so throw them a bone.


4 posted on 08/16/2018 6:15:37 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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I think this parade should be a mix of professionalism and fun. There’s no reason we can’t endear Americans even more to the military.


5 posted on 08/16/2018 6:15:40 PM PDT by Crucial
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It’s refreshing that the Trump administration knows that money is money and not monopoly money. Barry Hussein never looked at a budget sheet in his life and spent our grand children into irreversible debt.


6 posted on 08/16/2018 6:15:41 PM PDT by KierkegaardMAN (This is the sort of stuff up with which I shall not put!)
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Feel free to keep your QQ for cocoa puffs nonsense in the FR fairy tale forum.


7 posted on 08/16/2018 6:15:50 PM PDT by lodi90
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I don’t think we have to have so much equipment and weaponry on display necessarily. Let the enemy get a good look at it before it ends them. I want the spotlight on the soldiers themselves. Let people see their faces, their humanity and their skills. They are the real strength of our military.


8 posted on 08/16/2018 6:19:14 PM PDT by Crucial
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Right. Bringing in the UN and NATO to make it a fair display of diversity would be very costly.


9 posted on 08/16/2018 6:21:57 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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Good point.


10 posted on 08/16/2018 6:22:01 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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Just in time for his reelection. Demorats and the MSM will go nuts.


11 posted on 08/16/2018 6:22:04 PM PDT by McGruff
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Fire the generals and civilian Pentagon workers that buried this in costs.

Almost half the cost is non-Pentagon.

12 posted on 08/16/2018 6:22:38 PM PDT by semimojo
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the parade would cost about $92-million

Cash for Clunkers: $3 billions

Pallets of cash for Iran: $2 billions (plus another $150 billions)

13 posted on 08/16/2018 6:22:56 PM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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Parade could be paid for by sponsors. Companies would line up to contribute and to get recognition for such. The possibilities are endless.


14 posted on 08/16/2018 6:23:45 PM PDT by HChampagne (Cruz supporter but I will support and vote for Trump.)
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“QQ for cocoa puffs” LOL, that’s a good one!


15 posted on 08/16/2018 6:25:04 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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We’re going to get Mexico to pay for it.


16 posted on 08/16/2018 6:25:07 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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Fire the generals

Exactly. When the boss gives them a project to do, he is not interested in hearing what problems they are having. He wants solutions, not problems.

17 posted on 08/16/2018 6:38:25 PM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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Instead of one gigantic parade, begin a program to place sizable military units in local parades, including the various Christmas parades around the nation. Use National Guard units to help.

Have every sports event and assembly of any kind begin by a mass singing of the National Anthem by all present.


18 posted on 08/16/2018 6:57:59 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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About the parade cancellation, Q sez:

Timelines change.
Watch the budget.
Q
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So did Q post this BEFORE or AFTER the announcement?


19 posted on 08/16/2018 7:12:56 PM PDT by Okeydoker
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Parading President Trump only in an impressive motorcade with plentiful pomp and circumstance would save $billions$.


20 posted on 08/16/2018 7:16:13 PM PDT by chief lee runamok (mongrel at large)
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