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Corruption, Legitimacy, And Stability: Implications For The U.S. Army

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[Technical Report, Research Paper]

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U.S. Army War College

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Corruption increases the level of instability and the risk of conflict by undermining the legitimacy and credibility of state institutions as well as of peacekeeping and state-building interventions by the international community, to include the U.S. Army. Post-conflict states, or states emerging from conflict, are particularly vulnerable to corruption, due to the lack of good governance infrastructures, which makes it difficult to detect, disrupt, or bring about successful prosecutions against those who are involved in activities such as bribery, extortion, false accounting, and embezzlement.

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  • Government and Political Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]