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Trump’s military parade delayed until at least 2019

Posted: 11:16 PM, Aug 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-17 00:16:25-04

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018.

Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that 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. That’s 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.

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

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