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Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

15 Dec

A tweet–US$, Canada steady at no. 15 (what do we buy–only part of defence spending–for it?): Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs In…

Source: Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

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…”

Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2

15 Dec

Further to this post in May, the head of US Pacific Command is at it again, note my italics–one would have thought such statements should be for civilian policy makers (in any event President…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2

Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

13 Dec

The start and end of a book review by Matthew Fisher, a rare Canadian journalist who is actually interested in matters military and has a real understanding of them–and note the deleterious r…

Source: Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

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 – “Slow Erosion of Military History” (in Canada)

12 Dec

A post of mine at Milnet.ca–scroll up for context. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – “Slow Erosion of Military History” (in Canada)

Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

8 Dec

Two stories: 1) Exclusive: Risking Beijing’s ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef … 2) Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Sea So the US and Vietnam a…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US