Tag Archives: CDN-US Relations

Mark Collins – Latvia with NATO vs UN Peacekeeping: Where Government’s Heart Truly is

10 Jul

Further to these posts, US, New Government and Canadian Forces: UN Peacekeeping (Colombia, Africa)? NATO in E. Europe? Both? [note possible UN mission in Colombia–smallish real traditional bl…

Source: Mark Collins – Latvia with NATO vs UN Peacekeeping: Where Government’s Heart Truly is

Mark Collins – Video: President Obama’s Speech to Canadian Parliament (US has very good dips)

30 Jun

Here it is. The US embassy in Ottawa is clearly on top of the diplomatic game given all the spot-on Canadian references in the address that I strongly suspect only bright and dedicated people on th…

Source: Mark Collins – Video: President Obama’s Speech to Canadian Parliament (US has very good dips)

Mark Collins – US, New Government and Canadian Forces: UN Peacekeeping (Colombia, Africa)? NATO in E. Europe? Both?

29 Jun

Further to this post, Canada and Peacekeeping, Peace Operations, Whatever [note first link on US and “killer peacekeeping”] I’m pretty sure the Obama administration’s first …

Source: Mark Collins – US, New Government and Canadian Forces: UN Peacekeeping (Colombia, Africa)? NATO in E. Europe? Both?

Mark Collins – Things Looking Better For F-35 in Canada: NOT! Super Hornet Buy Leaks

6 Jun

Further to this post, there’s suddenly some furious scene-setting for pushing back any new RCAF fighter competition that the F-35A might possibly win for some time (after the 2019 election?) …

Source: Mark Collins – Things Looking Better For F-35 in Canada: NOT! Super Hornet Buy Leaks

Mark Collins – “CDA and CDA Institute 2016 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence Recap”

7 Apr

Videos and more from the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – “CDA and CDA Institute 2016 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence Recap”

Mark Collins – Canadian “Defence Policy Review” and Consultations Go Online

6 Apr

From the review’s new webpage, with lots of further links (note also those at right of page): Welcome The Department of National Defence (DND) has launched public consultations in the develop…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian “Defence Policy Review” and Consultations Go Online

Mark Collins – What’s With the Canadian Hoo-Hah Over Armed Drones? Part 2

3 Apr

Further to this recent post, a retired Canadian diplomat (disclosure: a good friend) with considerable experience in defence matters takes a most contrary view: The Canadian military wants armed dr…

Source: Mark Collins – What’s With the Canadian Hoo-Hah Over Armed Drones? Part 2

Mark Collins – 1961: “The Breaking Point – Canadian MiGs test American friendship”

1 Apr

Superb photos–one below–at a comprehensive article on a little-known piece of Canadian military history: … Exercise Rolling Cossack. A rare view of twelve 441 Squadron Strats asse…

Source: Mark Collins – 1961: “The Breaking Point – Canadian MiGs test American friendship”

Mark Collins – The World Needs More Canada: US/China Relations Cloud Cuckoo Land

28 Mar

The fellow who wrote this piece in the Globe and Mail of arrant Canadian self-importance does not even mention the South China Sea as a major problem between the Eagle and the Dragon: Canada could …

Source: Mark Collins – The World Needs More Canada: US/China Relations Cloud Cuckoo Land

Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, North Korea in Mind

14 Feb

Source: Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, North Korea in Mind