Tag Archives: France

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 – En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters

26 Sep

Further to this July post, “Absurd”: Continuing India/France Rafale Fighter Buy Balls-Up, Part 2 (plus Gripen) this seemingly almost endless Indian procurement saga (ring any bells in the Great Whi…

Source: Mark Collins – En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters

Mark Collins – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

16 Sep

Very interesting, will our media notice what’s at 2.? France’s former top SIGINT spy confirms an advanced persistent threat and muses about a merger with German intelligence [the foreign inte…

Source: Mark Collins – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

Mark Collins – US Allies: “No” to No US Nuke First Use (Obama to Announce?)

15 Aug

Some friends are getting nervous they might be left in the deterrent lurch and lots of leaking is going on (current NATO policy, for its part, on nuclear weapons’ use is not terribly clear): …

Source: Mark Collins – US Allies: “No” to No US Nuke First Use (Obama to Announce?)

Mark Collins – Mosques: French Crackdown on Foreign Funding (Canada/Saudis?)

15 Aug

France can be tough: To curb radicalism, France targets foreign funding for mosques After three major terrorist attacks in the last year and a half, public outrage has forced the French government …

Source: Mark Collins – Mosques: French Crackdown on Foreign Funding (Canada/Saudis?)

Mark Collins – France vs Islamist Terrorism: “Merciless”

27 Jul

Further to this post, Fighting Islamist Terrorism: A Darker Future for Freedom? also sprach Sarko: Islamists attack French church, slit priest’s throat … MERCILESS …former preside…

Source: Mark Collins – France vs Islamist Terrorism: “Merciless”

Mark Collins – ISIS Having Hard Time in Libya/Three French SOF Killed

20 Jul

The latest at Defense One’s “D-Brief”–note French, British, US special forces on the ground, NATO not planning combat involvement but… … ISIS’ grip in Libya is f…

Source: Mark Collins – ISIS Having Hard Time in Libya/Three French SOF Killed

Mark Collins – Canadian Government’s Peacekeeping Heart: With France in Africa it Seems

16 Jul

Further to this post and “Comments”, Latvia with NATO vs UN Peacekeeping: Where Government’s Heart Truly is the well-informed Matthew Fisher of Postmedia writes that… Truck attack…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Government’s Peacekeeping Heart: With France in Africa it Seems

Mark Collins – “Absurd”: Continuing India/France Rafale Fighter Buy Balls-Up, Part 2 (plus Gripen)

7 Jul

Further to this post, two stories at Defense News’ “Early Bird Brief”: … France Imposes New Conditions on Rafale Deal With India (Defense News) France has quietly insisted t…

Source: Mark Collins – “Absurd”: Continuing India/France Rafale Fighter Buy Balls-Up, Part 2 (plus Gripen)

Mark Collins – Offensive Cyber Capability for Canadian Forces? Is the New Government Cyber Serious?

23 Jun

Further to these posts, Canadian Forces Trying to Come to Grips With Cyber (plus government as a whole) US Cyber: Defence and Now Offence? Pentagon’s Cyber Strategy Names Threat Countries, Threaten…

Source: Mark Collins – Offensive Cyber Capability for Canadian Forces? Is the New Government Cyber Serious?