Equipping the armed forces of one country during wartime is extraordinarily expensive. Equipping two—as the U.S. has since 9/11 in Iraq and Afghanistan—borders on the absurd. But that's exactly the world we've been living in over the past 10 years, and the bills are beginning to come due. The U.S. has spent about $75 billion to build the Iraqi and Afghan military and internal security forces, as well as supplying them with everything from uniforms and guns to helicopters, tanks, ...

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