PUBLICATION/ Dec 2019

A Mutual Extortion Racket: The Military Industrial Complex and US Foreign Policy

This major new report from Transparency International – Defense & Security examines the underlying processes and pathways to influence between the American defense export sector, the federal government, the defense bureaucracy, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) governments. These pathways enable American defense firms to export arms and defense services to MENA countries despite many regimes’ poor human rights and governance records, lack of transparency and accountability, and questionable outcomes for US foreign policy. This not only often leads to poor outcomes for American national security and foreign policy, but it is also harms international peace by helping to fuel conflict and human rights abuses in the MENA region.

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A Mutual Extortion Racket: The Military Industrial Complex and US Foreign Policy

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