JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Arms Acquisition Accountability Processes

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  • July 2010
    Volume: 
    4
    Issue: 
    3
    Commentaries

    Most of the advanced democracies agree that confidentiality is needed in terms of technical performance parameters; the numbers to be procured and methods of deployment, which may provide unique advantages to the user. Instead of the military or the civil servants treating these aspects exclusively as military capability issue, legislative intervention is needed for professionalizing and institutionalizing public accountability of security sector. Parliamentary processes have constitutional legitimacy and duty to examine security sector accountability. It however, lacks resources, capacities and political will to do so.

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