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Pentagon Considering Washington Military Parade at Trump's Request

A senior administration official told NBC News that Trump has "given the directive to begin the planning so the planning has begun"

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    Pentagon Considering Washington Military Parade at Trump's Request
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    President Donald Trump waits for his wife Melania as he boards Air Force 1 on his way to Cincinnati, Ohio, at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington DC on Feb. 5, 2018.

    At President Donald Trump's urging, the Pentagon is looking at dates for a possible military parade in Washington, D.C., that could take place in November, a spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

    The Washington Post first reported Tuesday that Trump expressed his desire for a military parade at a Jan. 18 meeting between Trump and top generals, and his desire was heard as a presidential directive. The paper cited two officials briefed on the planning.

    "We are aware of the request and are looking at possible dates," Charlie Summers, a Pentagon spokesman, told NBC News. He added that the process is in its "infancy" but cited Nov. 11 as a possible date.

    A senior administration official told NBC News that Trump has "given the directive to begin the planning so the planning has begun."

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