Report: Little oversight allows Mideast military corruption

FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, Syrian soldiers waving Syrian flags celebrate the capture of Achan, Hama province, Syria. The ever-growing, secret defense budgets and poor oversight of militaries in the Middle East make them susceptible to corruption and more vulnerable to extremist violence, a watchdog group warned. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ever-growing, secret defense budgets and poor oversight of militaries in the Middle East make them susceptible to corruption and more vulnerable to extremist violence, a watchdog group warned Thursday.

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