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Wait a sec...... I try to

read 2 or 3 newspapers every day, as events are happening so fast these days. ( No need to be upset).
So, the next paragraph in this article from the Post says that he made a direct request, not just an abstract remark.
I was reading an op-ed piece by Lt. General Mark Hertling, former commander of U.S. troops in Europe, who said that military officers in general try to avoid parades, as it is like an inspection, where all the equipment has to be cleaned and polished, then the Abrams tanks have to be loaded onto rail cars in Georgia and shipped to D.C., where they ruin the pavement of the streets. Plus, there is a lot of rehearsal time to make sure everything goes like clockwork.

My point is: The Pentagon didn't do anything wrong. He called the top generals into a meeting and told them he wanted a parade. Here's more of the Post's article.
“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” said a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the planning discussions are supposed to remain confidential. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

Shows of military strength are not typical in the United States — and they don’t come cheap. The cost of shipping Abrams tanks and high-tech hardware to Washington could run in the millions, and military officials said it was unclear how they would pay for it.

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