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July 5, 2019 at 7:49 am

Pach Quoted on Eisenhower’s View of Military Parades

Dr. Chester Pach, standing at lecturn in regaliia

Dr. Chester Pach

Dr. Chester Pach, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, was quoted in a PolitiFact story headlined “Did Eisenhower say a military parade would make U.S. look weak? Not in so many words.”

As President Donald Trump was preparing a July 4 celebration in Washington, with tanks and other armaments on display, some social media users were pushing back by sharing an image of one of Trump’s predecessors as president, former general Dwight D. Eisenhower.

And Chester Pach, an Ohio University historian and co-author of “The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower,” told Snopes that he agreed Eisenhower would have had a dim view of the idea of a parade along the lines of what Trump has sought.

Read more at PolitiFact.

For more on Pach’s research and teaching interests, visit his department profile.

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