Alexa Hoyne

Alexa Hoyne currently works for the Department of Defense and will complete her Master's in Security Studies from Georgetown University in May 2013. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect upon those of the Department of Defense. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2010 with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and received Highest Honors for her undergraduate thesis on strategies to counter Islamist violence toward women in Iraq.

A model for the Iraqi military that seeks to minimize the threats of sectarianism, insurgency, and rampant unemployment over the next five years through mandatory conscription—a...