(India) Modern Warfare and Contemplation of Strategic Victory (Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma, CLAWS)

That is an old saying – victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is an orphan!  On the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on 01 May 2003, US President George W. Bush announced Mission Accomplished in the Iraq War. In the twelve years after that televised address, nearly one hundred and fifty thousand civilians and 5000 soldiers lost their lives in Iraq!  Mission obviously had not been accomplished!