Tag Archives: Drones

Mark Collins – Increasingly Kinetic US Small Ball Military Engagement in Somalia

17 Oct

POTUS has been considerably expanding the limited American involvement in this splendid little war in accordance with his small ball approach to intervention abroad–excerpts from a major NY T…

Source: Mark Collins – Increasingly Kinetic US Small Ball Military Engagement in Somalia

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Mark Collins – Drones, or, New Semi-Super US Navy UCAV: What Will the Stingray be?

19 Aug

Further to this post and “Comments” on the program formerly known as UCLASS, New US Navy Drones: UCLASS to be Tankers Not Recon/Strike? the service is still working out the unmanned com…

Source: Mark Collins – Drones, or, New Semi-Super US Navy UCAV: What Will the Stingray be?

Mark Collins – War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It?

5 Aug

Further to this post (note “Comments”), RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle the carriers’ future capabilities are questioned (both the people quoted are retired naval off…

Source: Mark Collins – War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It?

Mark Collins – How POTUS Arranges For the Killing of Bad Guys

18 Apr

The Decider-in-Chief doesn’t use just drones–excerpts from a major Washington Post article: Outside the wire: How U.S. Special Operations troops secretly help foreign forces target terr…

Source: Mark Collins – How POTUS Arranges For the Killing of Bad Guys

Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Friday Update–Note “shit-hot” Brit Spookery

8 Apr

At Defense One’s “D-Brief”: … The war in Yemen is getting a little less foggy—and bringing some joint U.S.-British intelligence capabilities into sharp focus, according to a…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Friday Update–Note “shit-hot” Brit Spookery

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 – What’s With the Canadian Hoo-Hah Over Armed Drones?

22 Mar

In Maclean’s magazine Terry Glavin asks “Why all the angst?” (one is quoted in the piece): We need to stop wringing our hands over armed drones. What’s the real threat? It’s not a…

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