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‘Say I love my tank’: US DOD’s guidance to service members for 4th of July event

‘Say I love my tank’: US DOD’s guidance to service members for 4th of July event

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Tanks are rolling into Washington, DC, tomorrow for Donald Trump’s “Salute to America,” a revised version of the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration that the president promises will be the “show of a lifetime.” It will be a full-on military display, which — in addition to the tanks — includes “multiple flyovers,” military music, a Trump speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial to top Republican donors and political appointees, and, of course, fireworks. All of which has caused the National Park Service to divert nearly $2.5 million typically used to improve its parks to cover the costs. Realizing this will be a controversial event, the Pentagon has distributed instructions to service members participating in the shindig on what to do if approached by a reporter, and the advice is essentially this: Say you love your tank. Since this is a military celebration, there’s sure to be plenty of military personnel in attendance — alongside hordes of reporters angling to get the inside…
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