Survey Finds Government Failing to Prevent Corruption in Defense Sectors - Corruption Currents - WSJ


More than two thirds of the 82 countries studied by Transparency International have a high risk of corruption in their defense sectors, according to a report the Berlin-based group released Tuesday.

Only two countries — Australia and Germany — received an A grade from Transparency International. The index, representing 94% of global military spending in 2011, relies on the results of a questionnaire sent to each country. Governments could review the findings before the report’s release.

The U.S. and U.K., along with five others, received B grades. The remaining 75 countries received grades of C or below.