1. Why would the Jihadist ever choose to remove a Cadre marker? Seems like they only help the Jihadist. (4.8.4, and 5.2.2)
Disrupt of a Cadre by Troops raises Prestige. Cadres can trigger Wiretap.
2. Card 53 "Madrassas" says to "use this card and 2nd card to recruit". If the second card is worth 3 ops can the Jihadist player make 4 recruit attempts or is the maximum still 3 (as is the rule for using the reserves)?
3. If there are 10 troops left, all on the war and overstretch sections, where is the troops chit? Still on the "low intensity" or "war" box? Is US troop level considerd to be "low intensity" or "war"?
4. Card 94 "The door of Itjihad was closed": I'm not sure if "this or last action phase" refers to the current action phase and prior phase played by the opponent or previous action phase by the same player. For example, if the US plays this card, and had tested a country in his previous phase, would the text apply? Yes if you are only considering US action phases but no if you consider the Jihadist action phase as the "last".
Consider an opponent's also.
5. Is care 94 why they included "governance improved" chits? I don't see a single use for them outside of when this card comes up.
6. Also on card 94: does a Jihad count as a "test"?
7. Card 31 "Wiretapping". Does "Mark" on this card mean that the removal of any cadres, cells or plots" stays in effect until "Leak" is played. No.
The card has no other lingering effects that I can see outside of allowing "Leak" to be played as an event. I'm assuming just the later is true. ???
...Another fantastic game though to complement my love of Twilight Struggle!