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Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

16 Nov

Leaks, rumour, speculation–at Foreign Policy: SitRep: Huge Changes in Trump NatSec Team; Pentagon Pick Likely This Week Big day. Tuesday [Nov. 15] was a quite a day in the transition effort o…

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Mark Collins – Philippines and the US: President Duterte off the Deep End in China

21 Oct

Further to these posts, South China Sea Update: Scarborough Shoal, China and Philippines New(ish) Philippines President Takes On US matters have taken a stunning turn. It would seem President Duter…

Source: Mark Collins – Philippines and the US: President Duterte off the Deep End in China

Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

21 Oct

Further to these posts, RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle [note links at start] War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It? some recommendations for the USN’s futu…

Source: Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

Mark Collins – How the US Army Went Wrong in Afghanistan

19 Oct

One simple thing: a personnel promotion system for officers that undermined effectiveness locally. Is the Canadian Army any different? Excerpts from a must-read post by a retired US Army officer at…

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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 – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)

11 Oct

Further to this post, En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters one shudders to contemplate how long this process might go on–at Defense Industry Daily’s “Rapi…

Source: Mark Collins – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)

Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?

11 Oct

Further to this post, Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad we now see this: Russia’s top spin doctor in nuclear warning Russian state TV host Dmitry Kiselyov [more here] has a reputa…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?