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Jerry Meyerle

Jerry Meyerle
Jerry Meyerle is Principal Research Scientist for Strategy, Policy, Plans, and Programs at the CNA Corporation, a non-profit research institute. He is the author of numerous studies on insurgency and terrorism, including the book “On the Ground in Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency in Practice”, and has served as an advisor with several military commands at the tactical and strategic levels.
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Betraying The Kurds Makes Things Harder for US Operators Everywhere

It will henceforth be much more difficult for U.S. combat forces and advisors to get help from local partners around the world.

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Even Containment Needs Boots on the Ground

Even to keep ISIL at bay, U.S. or Iraqi forces would need to reclaim some cities – and that requires combat ground troops. By Jerry Meyerle

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Is the Islamic State a Terrorist Group or an Insurgency?

What’s happening in Iraq and Syria calls for a full-blown counterinsurgency – if the American people can stomach it. By Jerry Meyerle