State Blocks Israeli Sale of F-16s To Croatia: Deal All But Dead

Croatia, a NATO member, was about to buy 12 used F-16 Barak fighters from Israel for $500 million. The Israelis want to offload the F-16s to make room and a little money for the new and expensive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, while Croatia wanted the F-16s to replace its even older MiG-21s, a Russian design that entered service in 1959.

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