Tag Archives: Canadian Forces

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 – 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 – US Navy’s Seawolf Nuclear Attack Subs (SSN) and the Arctic

22 Nov

One wonders how much our government knows of these activities–note link at end of the post: An American Submarine Just Slipped Under the Arctic Ice USS ‘Seawolf’’s missions and technology are…

Source: Mark Collins – US Navy’s Seawolf Nuclear Attack Subs (SSN) and the Arctic

Mark Collins – Canadian Forces into Africa with UN for Three Years: Where? (hint Mali plus…)

14 Nov

Further to this post (note Senegal as logistics hub in “Comments”), RCAF Chinook Helos for UN Peacekeeping Mali? Canadian Army? the national defence minister gives a timeline and some d…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Forces into Africa with UN for Three Years: Where? (hint Mali plus…)

Mark Collins – Trump’s Victory: Trump’s Implications for Canada: Defence, NAFTA, Keystone XL, Climate Change

10 Nov

Four tweets: 1) Defence: 2) NAFTA: 3) Keystone XL: 4) Climate change: Lots on the bilateral plate for our government and prime minister–and then there’s always softwood lumber, eh? Mark…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump’s Victory: Trump’s Implications for Canada: Defence, NAFTA, Keystone XL, Climate Change

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

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

3 Nov

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

Mark Collins – NATO: “Albania, Italy, Poland and Slovenia will contribute to the Canadian-led battalion in Latvia”

27 Oct

Further to this September post, 455 Canadian Troops to Latvia with NATO Spring 2017–Italians Too? the Italians are indeed in along with others–company-sized contingents from Canada and the re…

Source: Mark Collins – NATO: “Albania, Italy, Poland and Slovenia will contribute to the Canadian-led battalion in Latvia”

Mark Collins – “Ross Munro Media Award – Call for Nominations”

26 Oct

At the Conference of Defence Associations Institute: The Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute 2016 Ross Munro Media Award Call for Nominations The Conference of Defence Associations…

Source: Mark Collins – “Ross Munro Media Award – Call for Nominations”

Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul Update

14 Oct

Further to this post, things could get exceedingly nasty; can Iraq stay united (and how far will the Turks go, both around Mosul and to prevent any independent Kurdistan?). At Defense One’s &…

Source: Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul Update