Why Dog and Pony Shows Suck: The Veteran Perspective

Just a few words to add: When it comes to showcasing the military in public, it would have been easier to order military enlisted to go out and have a good time in uniform. Simplicity is cheap.

The Dogtag Chronicles

As I lay awake in the wee hours of the Fourth of July, I can’t help but think of some poor private pulling guard on a Bradley Fighting vehicle in the middle of D.C. While politicians and the media are focusing on the cost of a military parade on our nation’s birthday, I can’t help but think about the enormity of BS that the troops are going through to pull off this Charlie Foxtrot. Here is why these dog and pony shows suck for the troop on the ground.

Fête nationale, Belfort How do you say “I demand your surrender in French?” “Guten Tag.” The idea for the military parade came after a visit to France. Not sure they are the best example of military might.

I don’t know what is happening at the president’s parade, I can only go off my personal experience. I’m sure that when Trump says, “I want to…

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