Tag Archives: Canadian Army

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

3 Nov

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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 – “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 – Defence Budget One Percent GDP: What Balance Between Canadian Armed Services?

10 Aug

A retired Army colonel regretfully assesses that the regular Army is too large–an excerpt from a very cogent piece at the “CDA Institute Blog: The Forum”: Core Challenge for the D…

Source: Mark Collins – Defence Budget One Percent GDP: What Balance Between Canadian Armed Services?

Mark Collins- Canadian UN Peacekeeping in Mali? RCAF Helicopters? Part 2

3 Aug

Further to this post, excerpts from a major piece by the CBC’s excellent Brian Stewart: Analysis: Trudeau government taking a long look at precarious peacekeeping options It’s not surpr…

Source: Mark Collins- Canadian UN Peacekeeping in Mali? RCAF Helicopters? Part 2

Mark Collins – ISIS Fight: Canadian Army Intelligence Team Going to Iraq

18 Jul

Further to these posts (note CSE and SIGINT at first), Fighting ISIS: Boosting Canadian Intelligence in-Theatre The Scope of Canadian Forces’ Intelligence Activities (including HUMINT) the matter o…

Source: Mark Collins – ISIS Fight: Canadian Army Intelligence Team Going to Iraq

Mark Collins – NATO in Latvia: 450 Canadian Army Troops, HQ, Six CF-18s (sometimes)

8 Jul

Further to this post, Canadian Army Battalion for NATO in Latvia the government has now committed to about half the field strength of the NATO tripwire force in that country; the exact composition …

Source: Mark Collins – NATO in Latvia: 450 Canadian Army Troops, HQ, Six CF-18s (sometimes)