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Mark Collins – Canadian Forces into Africa with UN for Three Years: Where? (hint Mali plus…)

14 Nov

Further to this post (note Senegal as logistics hub in “Comments”), RCAF Chinook Helos for UN Peacekeeping Mali? Canadian Army? the national defence minister gives a timeline and some d…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Forces into Africa with UN for Three Years: Where? (hint Mali plus…)

Mark Collins – Canada and UN “Peace Operations”: Letter of Mine in Globe and Mail

8 Nov

November 8 in print edition–scroll down to the third letter at “War and peace” (links added): Your editorial recommends that Senegal be the focus for renewed peace operations by t…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada and UN “Peace Operations”: Letter of Mine in Globe and Mail

Mark Collins – RCAF Chinook Helos for UN Peacekeeping Mali? Canadian Army?

3 Nov

Source: Mark Collins – RCAF Chinook Helos for UN Peacekeeping Mali? Canadian Army?

Mark Collins – Increasingly Kinetic US Small Ball Military Engagement in Somalia

17 Oct

POTUS has been considerably expanding the limited American involvement in this splendid little war in accordance with his small ball approach to intervention abroad–excerpts from a major NY T…

Source: Mark Collins – Increasingly Kinetic US Small Ball Military Engagement in Somalia

Mark Collins – Africa: UN’s CAR MINUSCA Mission to be Canadian Forces’ Schwerpunkt?

11 Oct

More trial-ballooning from the government (another recent example here on shipbuilding): Canada peacekeepers seem set for Central African Republic deployment before end of year The government’s dec…

Source: Mark Collins – Africa: UN’s CAR MINUSCA Mission to be Canadian Forces’ Schwerpunkt?

Mark Collins – “Charting Boko Haram’s Rapid Decline”

22 Sep

The start of a useful piece at War on the Rocks on a subject that has rather retreated into the jungle in terms of public and media concern (see the Canadian angle at the end of the post): After be…

Source: Mark Collins – “Charting Boko Haram’s Rapid Decline”

Mark Collins – Islamic Reformation? Moroccan Monarch Section

16 Sep

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Source: Mark Collins – Islamic Reformation? Moroccan Monarch Section

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 – “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”

Mark Collins – Yes, Canadian Forces into Africa: Where, When, How Many? Really Peacekeeping?

16 Aug

Further to this post and “Comments”, Canadian UN Peacekeeping in Mali? RCAF Helicopters? Part 2 the latest from the Minister of National Defence: Harjit Sajjan has numbers but not locat…

Source: Mark Collins – Yes, Canadian Forces into Africa: Where, When, How Many? Really Peacekeeping?