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Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

15 Dec

This should sure get the attention of PEOTUS Trump–the rest of the headline: …as an arms race heats up in Asia. China’s defense spending will balloon to $233 billion in 2020, up f…

Source: Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

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Mark Collins – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

12 Dec

The story: Federal shipbuilding program suffers delays Reports reveal construction of supply ships, polar icebreak is behind schedule. The federal shipbuilding program has hit another setback, as g…

Source: Mark Collins – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

Mark Collins – Davie Québec Actually Going to Supply Some Icebreakers for Coast Guard?

18 Nov

Further to this post, Davie Québec Wants to Build Icebreaker for, Unload Other Vessels on, Canadian Coast Guard, Part 2 it now looks like the company (website here) has a real opening; Lord knows t…

Source: Mark Collins – Davie Québec Actually Going to Supply Some Icebreakers for Coast Guard?

Mark Collins – Canada Now Has a “National Fisheries Intelligence Service”

26 Oct

Canada Now Has a “National Fisheries Intelligence Service”

Source: Mark Collins – Canada Now Has a “National Fisheries Intelligence Service”

Mark Collins – The Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

13 Oct

Further to this 2015 post, Arctic Tensions Not Really About the Region but Relations With Russia No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters some sensible words from an American at War on t…

Source: Mark Collins – The Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

Mark Collins – RCN, Canadian Coast Guard: Big Changes for Government’s Shipbuilding “Strategy”?

4 Oct

Further to this post and the comment, Davie Québec Wants to Build Icebreaker for, Unload Other Vessels on, Canadian Coast Guard, Part 2  some leaking is going on about what would be a major shake-u…

Source: Mark Collins – RCN, Canadian Coast Guard: Big Changes for Government’s Shipbuilding “Strategy”?

Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Scarborough Shoal, China and Philippines

26 Sep

Further to this July post, China Loses South China Sea Arbitration–Calls Decision “political farce” a recent development: Prospect of Philippine Thaw Slows China’s Plans in South China Sea China’s …

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Scarborough Shoal, China and Philippines