If we asked a question like, “How important are the armies to building and projecting a nation’s power,” we would be laughed at as though we were idiots. We have no intention of going there.
That the military is central to a nation’s Gross National Power (GNP) is beyond any doubt. Unless, of course, you are still an idealistic and uncorrupted teenager at your school’s Model UN debate.
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First Published: Oct 28 2023 | 9:38 AM IST