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What do Afghanistan veterans say?
“Let the veteran in your life know you’re here, let them know that you can’t imagine what they’re experiencing, and you’re here for whatever it is. Let them share or not share,” she said, noting that many veterans feel that only those who have been deployed can truly understand their emotions.
How do you pray in Afghanistan?
Pray for Afghanistan O God of mercy and of peace, We hold before you the peoples of Afghanistan. Be peace to those engaged in armed conflict and those who live within its shadow. Hold us all in your unfailing love.
Is there anything beautiful in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan is a historically blended country, at the crossroads of multiple peoples and cultures, from the Silk Road to the Soviet invasion. Diverse due to its history, this landlocked country has some beautiful cities, full of historic monuments of cultural importance.
Does Afghanistan have a good relationship with the US?
The U.S. relationship with Afghanistan is a strong, long-term, and broad bilateral partnership. We have many shared interests, including the advancement of democracy, peace, security, and economic development in Afghanistan and in the region.
How veterans feel about Afghanistan?
Afghanistan veterans number about 775 thousand, many with multiple tours of duty. They are angry about the withdrawal, 73% feel betrayed, and 67% feel humiliated. Seven in ten veterans believe that “American did not leave Afghanistan with honor,” and 57% of all Americans agree.
How old are Afghanistan veterans?
Veterans were 90.5% male and an average age of 60.9 years.
Are there Christians in Afghanistan?
Christians have historically comprised a small community in Afghanistan. The total number of Christians in Afghanistan is currently estimated to be between 10,000 and 12,000 according to International Christian Concern, and almost all of them are converts from Islam.
Do Afghans pray?
Not all Afghans are strictly observant Muslims. For example, many people do not pray on a regular basis. Nevertheless, everyone tends to engage with Islam on some level as Islamic customs form the basis of many general cultural norms in Afghanistan.
What makes Afghanistan beautiful?
Stunning cobalt-blue lakes with natural travertine dams in Band-e-Amir, the pristine, soaring Pamir Mountains, through which some of the world’s last snow leopards prowl—far from the simplistic, violent, and drab images preferred by the media, Afghanistan is a beautiful and multifaceted nation.
Why did us go to Afghanistan?
On October 7, 2001, the US invaded Afghanistan to avenge the al-Qaida-orchestrated September 11 terrorist attacks. The primary aim of the US invasion was to hunt down Osama bin Laden and punish the Taliban for providing safe haven to al-Qaida leaders.