A Tale of Two Armies

Standing up the Afghan and Iraqi forces so America's can stand down.

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<p> Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of Toughing It Out in Afghanistan with Hassina Sherjan, Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy with Martin Indyk and Kenneth Lieberthal, and &quot;Toward a Political Strategy for Afghanistan&quot; with Gretchen Birkle and Hassina Sherjan. </p>
Ian Livingston is senior research assistant in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution; Michael O'Hanlon is senior fellow and director of research there, and author with Martin Indyk and Kenneth Lieberthal of Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy.

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