Darrel Choat

Lieutenant Colonel Darrel Choat, United States Marine Corps, serves as the G1, Marine Corps Base-Quantico, Virginia. 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.