Archive | August, 2016

Mark Collins – The Wehrmacht, the Eastern Front, Hitler and the General Staff

31 Aug

Two books by WW II German officers that are well worth the read: 1) A German General on the Eastern Front: The Letters and Diaries of Gotthard Heinrici 1941-1942 Gritty, gruesome and the best thing…

Source: Mark Collins – The Wehrmacht, the Eastern Front, Hitler and the General Staff

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Mark Collins – Who’s Doing What in Anti-ISIS Coalition?

31 Aug

Compare our effort with others’, listing starts at p. 10 PDF at link below–at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Crib sheet. Here’s a very handy little repor…

Source: Mark Collins – Who’s Doing What in Anti-ISIS Coalition?

Mark Collins – Eagle’s India Full Court Press (unhappy Paks)

30 Aug

Further to these posts: US SecDef Carter in India Pushing Military Cooperation (note link at last para–tous azimuts) Indian PM Modi in Washington–Goes for Defence Cooperation the SecDef and t…

Source: Mark Collins – Eagle’s India Full Court Press (unhappy Paks)

Mark Collins – The Definitive Dragon Trying to Devour Canada Post

30 Aug

Further to these posts, Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada, Part 2 NY Times Notices: Dragon Devouring Canadian Chinese Media a Globe and Mail cartoon is worth a thousand …

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Mark Collins – “The end of peacekeeping, and what comes next for Canada’s soldiers”

29 Aug

Further to this post and “Comments”, UN Peace Support Operations: Canada’s Back! (into Africa and…) the conclusion of a Globe and Mail editorial: … “Canada is back,” the governmen…

Source: Mark Collins – “The end of peacekeeping, and what comes next for Canada’s soldiers”

Mark Collins – A Canadian, ISIS, Bangladesh and Terror…and Earlier Calgary

29 Aug

Further to 2) at this post before the Dhaka massacre, Islamist Butchery in Bangladesh–With a Canadian ISIS Connection more background on the local ISIS leader, a Canadian, just killed in Bangladesh…

Source: Mark Collins – A Canadian, ISIS, Bangladesh and Terror…and Earlier Calgary

Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

29 Aug

At Vanguard magazine, with a link to Part 1–interesting (curious?) that there is no specific mention of either NATO or NORAD. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”