„Budget and fiscal transparency are necessary tools to prevent the hijacking of the international order by the international military-industrial complex.“

—  Alfred de Zayas, Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order exploring the adverse impacts of military expenditures on the realization of a democratic and equitable international order http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IntOrder/Pages/Reports.aspx.
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