Tag Archives: Peshmerga

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 &…

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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 – 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 – “MILNEWS.ca”: OSINT on ISIS, Near/Middle East, Libya and Canadian Forces

3 Jun

An excellent, usually daily, source is “MILNEWS.ca Highlights”, e.g. for today–the main blog site is here (disclosure: Tony Prudori, who runs the site, is a good online friend; he…

Source: Mark Collins – “MILNEWS.ca”: OSINT on ISIS, Near/Middle East, Libya and Canadian Forces

Mark Collins – Special US Boots in Iraq Combat vs ISIS (plus Syria)

29 Feb

This POTUS pledge, …President Obama’s oft-repeated insistence that he would put no “boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria. (By “no boots,” Obama explained, he really meant no “Iraq-styl…

Source: Mark Collins – Special US Boots in Iraq Combat vs ISIS (plus Syria)

Mark Collins – “Canada’s CF-18s are coming home. What did they accomplish?”

22 Feb

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Mark Collins – “The Middle East’s alphabet soup of Kurds, explained”

22 Feb

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