Trump ordered the Pentagon to plan a grand military parade

Vastavam web: US President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to plan a grand parade this year to show “appreciation” for the armed forces, the White House has said, an unusual move aimed at showcasing the might of the world’s most powerful military.A parade showcasing the military strength of a country is a common thing for many countries like China, France and India.The tradition stretches back centuries, but has been typically been tied to the conclusion of wars, the daily said.

The last such parade was held in Washington DC in June 1991 at the end of the Gulf War.The parade was then held on the Constitution Avenue.The move has attracted criticism from some in the US, with retired Major General Paul Eaton saying it underscores Trump’s “authoritarian tendencies” and any parade would be about honouring Trump, not the military.”It was one of the greatest parades I have ever seen. It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France,” he told reporters then.

“We are going to have to try to top it,” he added.”The President reportedly asked for this during a meeting with his commanders and Defence Secretary on January 18.”This is being worked at the highest levels of the military,” the official was quoted as saying by the daily.