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Jerry Meyerle

Jerry Meyerle
Jerry Meyerle is a principal research scientist at CNA, a non-profit defense research institute. He has served as an advisor to military leaders in the Middle East and South Asia and led studies on national security issues ranging from counterterrorism to strategic deterrence.
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How America's Defense Strategy Left Us Unprepared for a Pandemic

There must be room in our national-security concept to join with even our greatest adversaries to fight mutual threats.

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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