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But a Pentagon planning memo issued on Thursday and released on Friday said the parade being planned for 11 November will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure”.
In other words, heavy tanks could tear up the streets of DC and will thus not be allowed to rumble past the president on his reviewing stand.
The event will “include a heavy air component at the end of the parade”, the memo said, meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Older aircraft will be included as available.
The memo did not include a cost estimate. The White House budget director recently told Congress the cost to taxpayers could be between $10m and $30m.
The memo from the office of Jim Mattis, the defense secretary, offered initial planning guidance to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose staff will plan the parade along a route from the White House to the Capitol and integrate it with the city’s annual veterans’ parade.
originally posted by: CthruU
So ISIS seems to be threatning terrorism attacks july 4 on line.
Mostly nothing unusual about that for the most part but heres the - 'ear perking part.'
For the first time trump will place military tanks strategically around festivities.
Is this a sign of a taking the threat seriously?
Might have to have eyes in the back of your heads if out in big crowds july 4.
Will these tanks encourage a attack on them and if so is this infact endangering any crowd in close proximity?
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Its been so long since the US put its toys on display.. be good for morale!