Pentagon Cancels Military Parade After Cost Leak

The Washington Post reports:

The Defense Department and the White House, which had targeted a November date for the Washington military parade sought by President Trump, will instead “explore opportunities in 2019,” a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement. Officials have been planning the event since earlier this year, when the president, apparently inspired by a similar display he observed last year in France, discussed the parade in a meeting with senior officials at the Pentagon.

Earlier today a Pentagon official leaked an estimate that the parade would cost $92 million, nearly eight times the official estimate provided earlier this year.