Jerry Meyerle

Jerry Meyerle is a senior political scientist in the Center for Strategic Studies at CNA. He is the author of a number of articles and research monographs on irregular warfare and South Asia security issues, including the book On the Ground in Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency in Practice (Marine Corps University Press, 2012). He has served on Afghanistan and Pakistan policy reviews in Washington and as an advisor to the commander of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team in eastern Afghanistan where he worked on Pakistan border issues. He has also served as an advisor to the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward in southern Afghanistan. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and South Asian Studies from the University of Virginia.

Observations from the field say “yes”.

There is little additional value to be gained from another year or two of advising and training at the tactical level.