If there was ever an issue where partisan finger-pointing can be put aside, this is surely it. The war was started by a Republican president, continued by a Democratic president, reduced-but-extended by another Republican president, and now is supposedly being ended by another Democratic president. We all own this one. We sent our soldiers in and kept them there without ever providing them the support — not in military power, but in institution building power — that it would have taken to build a legitimate government that we could hand the country over to. They sacrificed for our half-baked plans, bleeding and dying for this country.
Soldier's Creed - Army Values
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ESSAY: 'How my Dad’s service and sacrifice helps me better understand freedom'
P eople who see a divine hand or the iron laws of dialectical materialism at work in human affairs bridle at the question: "What if things had turned out differently? Other historians have confessed to being more intrigued. It is important to recognise that, at any moment in history, there are real alternatives, argued Hugh Trevor-Roper.
Atmanirbhar Bharat , which translates to 'self-reliant India',  is a Hindi phrase used and popularized by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the Government of India in relation to economic development in the country during and after the COVID pandemic. In this context, the term is used as an umbrella concept in relation to making India "a bigger and more important part of the global economy", pursuing policies that are efficient, competitive and resilient, and being self-sustaining and self-generating. The phrase has been used by Modi since in relation to national security,   poverty  and digital India.