Bulgaria’s Air Force Nearly Collapsed—So the U.S. Air Force Took Over
The National Interest -

David Axe

U.S. Military, Europe

NATO and the Pentagon put a happy face on the rushed deployment.

Here's What You Need to Know: In the meantime, the U.S. Air Force had deployed the 194th Fighter Squadron — part of the California Air National Guard — to Europe starting in April 2016.

In the summer of 2016, the cash-strapped Bulgarian air force nearly collapsed amid political squabbling in the capital Sofia. With a yawning air-defense gap forming on its southeastern frontier, NATO intervened —...

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