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Israel Just Proved Why No Nation Wants to Fight Its Air Force in a War

The Blue Flag exercise, which is similar to the U.S. Air Force’s famous Red Flag drill, was first held in 2013, and included Israel, the United States, Italy and Greece. The second Blue Flag exercise took place in October 2015, and was significantly larger than the first. Participants in the 2015 edition included Israel, the United States, Greece and Poland. Personnel from thirty-four other nations monitored that drill.

Zachary Keck (@ZacharyKeck) is a former managing editor of the National Interest.

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