Tag Archives: Special Forces

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 – 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 – 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 – Weapons for Libyan “Government”, Maybe/Western Special Boots on Ground

17 May

Further to this post, Oh, Oh: UK Boots on Ground in Libya? the latest at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Guns for Libya. Maybe. In a move that world powers have been …

Source: Mark Collins – Weapons for Libyan “Government”, Maybe/Western Special Boots on Ground

Mark Collins – Tide Turning vs ISIS in Iraq/Syria? What About Iraqi Government?

2 May

Further to this post and “Comments”, Special US Boots in Iraq Combat vs ISIS (plus Syria) a map at a tweet that shows considerable push-back vs the Caliphate: But what if the Iraqi gove…

Source: Mark Collins – Tide Turning vs ISIS in Iraq/Syria? What About Iraqi Government?

Mark Collins – How POTUS Arranges For the Killing of Bad Guys

18 Apr

The Decider-in-Chief doesn’t use just drones–excerpts from a major Washington Post article: Outside the wire: How U.S. Special Operations troops secretly help foreign forces target terr…

Source: Mark Collins – How POTUS Arranges For the Killing of Bad Guys

Mark Collins – Fissiparous Libya Update: Western Internvention (Canada?), Part 2

4 Apr

Further to this recent post, the latest on how things stand at the Washington Post–with info on US and Western military activities and planning: Another Western intervention in Libya looms Th…

Source: Mark Collins – Fissiparous Libya Update: Western Internvention (Canada?), Part 2