Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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

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Mark Collins – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

26 Oct

A letter sent to the NY Times and not published: Paul Theroux [website here] writes (“Pardon the American Taliban”, Oct. 23) that “after Sept. 11, the United States invaded Afghan…

Source: Mark Collins – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

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…

Source: Mark Collins – How the US Army Went Wrong in Afghanistan

Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

3 Oct

And keep in mind the truly nefarious role of miscreant Pakistan–excerpts from a major NY Times article, by a reporter with great Afghan experience, that is a clear message to the next America…

Source: Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

27 Sep

A retired senior Canadian diplomat makes a heart-felt case: Monsef’s place of birth shouldn’t have ‘serious consequences’ Ferry de Kerckhove is a Former high commissioner of Canada to Pakistan [now…

Source: Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

Mark Collins – NJ/NY Bombings: How a Young Afghan-American Turned to Jihad

26 Sep

Ahmad Rahami’s sad story of a terrible inability to reconcile a clash of cultures–excellent in-depth reporting at the NY Times: Journey From Class Clown to Suspect in Chelsea Bombing If…

Source: Mark Collins – NJ/NY Bombings: How a Young Afghan-American Turned to Jihad

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)