Tag Archives: Yemen

Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Navy Starts Shooting/Big Saudi Killing

14 Oct

Further to this August post, Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis the latest at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Strikes, but not war. Th…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Navy Starts Shooting/Big Saudi Killing

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Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis

22 Aug

Further to this post, Yemen: Saudi Tanks Hammered by Houthis other matters are not helping the Kingdom’s cause: 1) NY Times opinion piece: Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians, the U.S. Looks the Oth…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis

Mark Collins – Yemen: Saudi Tanks Hammered by Houthis

10 Aug

Interesting stuff from a reporter who read the fine print–at Defense One’s “D-Brief”: … Exposed: Saudi Arabia’s losses from its war in Yemen, thanks to a new U.S. tank…

Source: Mark Collins – Yemen: Saudi Tanks Hammered by Houthis

Mark Collins – The US “Promoting Democracy” Abroad, or, “Look Homeward, Angel”

26 Apr

There’s a lot of reality and sense in this piece at Foreign Affairs: Why Is America So Bad at Promoting Democracy in Other Countries? There’s no quick, cheap, or military-based way to bring p…

Source: Mark Collins – The US “Promoting Democracy” Abroad, or, “Look Homeward, Angel”

Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Friday Update–Note “shit-hot” Brit Spookery

8 Apr

At Defense One’s “D-Brief”: … The war in Yemen is getting a little less foggy—and bringing some joint U.S.-British intelligence capabilities into sharp focus, according to a…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Friday Update–Note “shit-hot” Brit Spookery

Mark Collins – The Saudis’ Whopping Defence Spending

6 Apr

One does wonder though how capable their forces really are–and how long can they continue to spend like (non-) drunken sailors? Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military sp…

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Mark Collins – Fissiparous Libya, Bleeding Yemen Updates

28 Mar

West and others covertly into Libya whilst the Yemeni hell-hole burns: 1) SAS deployed in Libya since start of year, says leaked memo [US Congress]: King Abdullah of Jordan indicates US was briefed…

Source: Mark Collins – Fissiparous Libya, Bleeding Yemen Updates