Red Flag exercises slated for July and August

Swedish air force JAS 39 Gripen fighters arrive at Nellis AFB, Nev., on July 14 for Red Flag 08-3. Seven Gripens and their crews, from the 212nd Fighter Squadron at Norrbotten Wing, Sweden, are participating in their first Red Flag exercise at Nellis. Red Flag 08-3 runs July 19 – Aug. 2. Aircraft from the Brazilian and Turkish air forces will join Swedish and U.S. forces for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery)



Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Clive Leviev-Sawyer is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Sofia Globe. He is the author of the book Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century (Riva Publishers, 2015), and co-author of the book Bulgarian Jews: Living History (The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria 'Shalom', 2018). He is also the author of Power: A Political Novel, available via, and, on the lighter side, Whiskers And Other Short Tales of Cats (2021), also available via Amazon. He has translated books and numerous texts from Bulgarian into English.