五角大楼为特朗普“致敬美国”阅兵式耗资120万美元军费(英文)

 美国哥伦比亚广播公司新闻网(CBS)2019年7月9日报道,据国防部透露,在7月4日美国独立日,特朗普坚持主办的“致敬美国”阅兵活动,花费120万美元军费,由军事训练与运输科目列支,这个数额比2017年的160万美元开支的“旧金山舰队周”和2018年的180万美元的“洛杉矶舰队周”活动还省钱。但美国国家公园机构称,为配合该活动,他们也花费了250万美元。原文如下:

Pentagon spent $1.2 million for Trump’s July 4 “Salute to America”

President Trump’s “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration cost the Department of Defense $1.2 million, the Pentagon told CBS News on Tuesday.

That figure does not represent the full cost of the event to taxpayers, but it does include the cost of flying hours and transportation for tanks and fighting vehicle platforms. Funding for the demonstrations, a Pentagon spokesman says, came from the services’ training budgets for flying hours, and additional funds were used for the transportation of equipment.

The Pentagon noted it’s spent comparable amounts, if not more, on other events. The Pentagon noted that San Francisco Fleet Week cost $1.8 million in 2017, and Los Angeles Fleet Week cost $1.6 million.

In 2018, the Pentagon noted, the Army conducted 44 flyovers, and the Marine Corps conducted 22 flyovers.

Mr. Trump faced criticism for using taxpayer dollars for the military demonstration, although he insisted the cost “the cost of our great Salute to America … will be very little compared to what it is worth.” He was also criticized by Democrats for emphasizing the nation’s military might on Independence Day.

The Interior Department reportedly diverted $2.5 million in funds meant for national parks for the event.

David Martin contributed to this report.