Tag Archives: Kurdistan

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

Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul, Plus Turkey

6 Oct

The latest at the invaluable MILNEWS.ca: – Closer to Mosul Push “Anti-ISIS fight will get harder after Mosul, says Canadian general” – “Canadian general: ‘Fall of Mosul is inevitable’ “ – “Mo…

Source: Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul, Plus Turkey

Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

29 Aug

At Vanguard magazine, with a link to Part 1–interesting (curious?) that there is no specific mention of either NATO or NORAD. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

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/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 – Canadian Special Forces vs ISIS (but not combat)/Rest of the Fight

27 Jun

Some openness and transparency via MILNEWS.ca: … – DND’s latest on Operation IMPACT – “W5: an exclusive look at Canada’s commandos and the war against ISIS” – “What it’s really li…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Special Forces vs ISIS (but not combat)/Rest of the Fight