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America's Corruption Is a National Security Threat

| Mar. 19, 2019

If they've been paying attention, Americans have received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? The country is a lot more corrupt than Americans realized.

Since 2016, of course, concern for corruption has been riveted on the sleaze show that is the Trump administration. As the New York Times revealed last fall in a remarkable investigative report, U.S. President Donald Trump's life since boyhood has rested on assorted frauds, tax scams, and shady business dealings, and his recent conduct suggests high office did not alter the family's modus operandi....

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For Academic Citation: Walt, Stephen M.“America's Corruption Is a National Security Threat.” Foreign Policy, March 19, 2019.

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Stephen Walt