Tag Archives: Iraq

Mark Collins – “2016 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada”

25 Aug

Here’s the “Executive Summary” from this year’s report: … Threat Environment The principal terrorist threat to Canada remains that posed by violent extremists who coul…

Source: Mark Collins – “2016 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada”

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Mark Collins – Syria Update: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb by Russia (help from Iran) and Assad

18 Aug

The Moscow-Damascus-Tehran axis continues to flex muscles (with help from Baghdad which is permitting Russian bombing overflights to Syra). Two at Defense One’s “D-Brief”: August …

Source: Mark Collins – Syria Update: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb by Russia (help from Iran) and Assad

Mark Collins – Iraq and ISIS, Mosul and After: Who’ll be Killing Whom?

14 Aug

Even with ISIS losing ground–the Caliphate has just been ousted from strategically important Manbij in Syria by, mainly, the local Kurds–the prospects for a serious peace in Iraq (and S…

Source: Mark Collins – Iraq and ISIS, Mosul and After: Who’ll be Killing Whom?

Mark Collins – Syria: US-Russia Cooperation? Iraq: ISIS on Defensive

26 Jul

Further to this July 19 post, lots at Defense One’s “D-Brief”: … Coming in seven to 10 days: The U.S. aims to unveil its military cooperation plan with Russia in the Syrian …

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: US-Russia Cooperation? Iraq: ISIS on Defensive

Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq/Kurdistan Update

19 Jul

At the invaluable MILNEWS.ca “Highlights”: … Iraq “Iraq Situation Report: July 13-18, 2016″ (ISW) “France launches airstrikes on IS in Iraq ‘every day’, minister” “Iraqi forces bl…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq/Kurdistan Update

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 – Chilcot Report: Iraq, Saddam and Tony and George

7 Jul

Erstwhile UK ambassador Charles Crawford writes a very interesting post on the conduct of diplomacy at the highest level between a little brother and a big brother (trying to play Athens to Rome on…

Source: Mark Collins – Chilcot Report: Iraq, Saddam and Tony and George