Christina Bembenek

Lieutenant Colonel Christina Bembenek, United States Army, serves with the Commander’s Action Group (CAG) at U.S. Central Command. This paper is a submission to the Faculty of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School in partial satisfaction of the requirements for Joint Professional Military Education Phase II.

The current military-focused strategy is insufficient. ISAF advisers’ efforts alone cannot overcome the powerful dynamics ready to tear the proud Iraqi force apart.