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IAF dumps South Korea for Italy

Posted By admin On February 17, 2012 @ 10:43 am In Italy | No Comments

As everyone expected [1], Israel signed a $1 billion deal to purchase training jets from Italy rather than South Korea, even though Korean terms were somewhat more favorable.

Under the deal, a private Israeli company will buy the jets, and the IAF will be renting them – a highly unusual agreement in the military practice of any country, though certainly interesting as we’ve been arguing for the privatization of military services.

It was outright silly that, for political reasons, Italy was chosen rather than South Korea, one of the world’s top arms importers. Besides, what good is Italian political goodwill if that country would follow US orders in any case?

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[1] everyone expected: http://samsonblinded.org/news/israeli-snobbism-in-choosing-between-korea-and-italy-25229