Archive | April, 2016

Mark Collins – Big French Sub Win in Australia: Japan, Germany Lose

26 Apr

Further to this post last August, Canberra/Tokyo U-Boat Axis=Poor Procurement? (Washington in background) France’s DCNS in fact takes the prize: French Design Wins Australia’s Next Generation…

Source: Mark Collins – Big French Sub Win in Australia: Japan, Germany Lose

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Mark Collins – Movie “Command Decision” and US Strategic Bombing vs Germany, 1943

26 Apr

The movie is excellent. It focuses not on combat as such but on the United States Army Air Forces’ determination in 1943 to preserve its policy of strategic daylight precision bombing (the RA…

Source: Mark Collins – Movie “Command Decision” and US Strategic Bombing vs Germany, 1943

Mark Collins – The US “Promoting Democracy” Abroad, or, “Look Homeward, Angel”

26 Apr

There’s a lot of reality and sense in this piece at Foreign Affairs: Why Is America So Bad at Promoting Democracy in Other Countries? There’s no quick, cheap, or military-based way to bring p…

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Mark Collins – The Sublime Erdogan vs Armenians and Kurds, Urban Redevelopment Section

25 Apr

Further to this 2013 post, Turkey and the March of Islam(ism?) Mosque Ado About a Church… we turn to something perhaps somewhat similar in the southeast of the country–at the NY Times: …

Source: Mark Collins – The Sublime Erdogan vs Armenians and Kurds, Urban Redevelopment Section

Mark Collins – Oh, Oh: UK Boots on Ground in Libya?

25 Apr

Further to this post and “Comments”, Fissiparous Libya Update: Western Intervention (Canada?), Part 2 the possibility of direct British intervention of various sorts looks like it’…

Source: Mark Collins – Oh, Oh: UK Boots on Ground in Libya?

Mark Collins – Canadian Defence Review: What’s the There There?

23 Apr

The conclusion of a CDA Institute Analysis that I think makes a lot of sense: …according to one previous foreign policy statement, the objective of the Ottawa’s international policies should …

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Defence Review: What’s the There There?

Mark Collins – Bombardier: A Justification For Feds Giving Company Money it Says Doesn’t Need

20 Apr

Further to this post, Bombardier Says Doesn’t Need Federal Bailout Ottawa can claim the moolah is to develop a bigger CSeries version that Delta would like (and maybe other airlines). ‘Twould…

Source: Mark Collins – Bombardier: A Justification For Feds Giving Company Money it Says Doesn’t Need