Tag Archives: Pentagon

Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnificent vs the Kurds (plus ISIS/Syria)

12 Dec

This murderous terrorism, Istanbul bombing: Terror attack death toll rises to 38 including 30 police as officials accuse PKK PKK blamed for attack which is the latest in an escalating scale of viol…

Source: Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnificent vs the Kurds (plus ISIS/Syria)

Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

8 Dec

Two stories: 1) Exclusive: Risking Beijing’s ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef … 2) Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Sea So the US and Vietnam a…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

16 Nov

Leaks, rumour, speculation–at Foreign Policy: SitRep: Huge Changes in Trump NatSec Team; Pentagon Pick Likely This Week Big day. Tuesday [Nov. 15] was a quite a day in the transition effort o…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq Update: ISIS, Raqqa, Kurds…and Turkey, Plus Mosul

8 Nov

Further to this post, Sublime Erdogan the Magnficent Pushing his Syria/Iraq Turkish Delight the latest on the explosive ex-Ottoman mixture at the invaluable MILNEWS.ca: … “US Expects Anti-Dae…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq Update: ISIS, Raqqa, Kurds…and Turkey, Plus Mosul

Mark Collins – F-35 JPO PEO Goes to Ottawa

28 Oct

Lt. Gen. Bogdan pays us a visit: U.S. pitches F-35 jet to Ottawa as Liberals aim to replace fleet The U.S. Air Force made a last-minute pitch [the general actually represents the whole Pentagon] to…

Source: Mark Collins – F-35 JPO PEO Goes to Ottawa

Mark Collins – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

26 Oct

A letter sent to the NY Times and not published: Paul Theroux [website here] writes (“Pardon the American Taliban”, Oct. 23) that “after Sept. 11, the United States invaded Afghan…

Source: Mark Collins – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

Mark Collins – Philippines and the US: President Duterte off the Deep End in China

21 Oct

Further to these posts, South China Sea Update: Scarborough Shoal, China and Philippines New(ish) Philippines President Takes On US matters have taken a stunning turn. It would seem President Duter…

Source: Mark Collins – Philippines and the US: President Duterte off the Deep End in China

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

Mark Collins – New(ish) Philippines President Takes On US

29 Sep

The fellow is really (foolishly?) feeling his oats–at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Manilla turning everything on its head. If Philippine President Rodrigo Du…

Source: Mark Collins – New(ish) Philippines President Takes On US

Mark Collins – “White House to Pentagon: You will now use new, nicer talking points on China”

27 Sep

Further to these posts, South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? USN “Admiral Warns: Russian Subs Waging Cold War-Style ‘Battle of the Atlantic’”–and RCN? USAF “Officers G…

Source: Mark Collins – “White House to Pentagon: You will now use new, nicer talking points on China”