Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement officials frequently invoke national security and foreign affairs when talking about FCPA enforcement
Here are just a few recent quotes:
“We stand at a critical juncture in the fight against transnational corruption. And the importance of this fight cannot be overstated. The impact of corruption is unambiguous. Because of the efforts of prosecutors in countries across the globe—some of them the very definition of high risk—the curtain has been ripped back/ revealing deep-rooted and pervasive corruption up to the highest levels of governance/ and putting on display for the world to see its devastating effects:
The way that corruption undermines the rule of law and destabilizes economies; the link between corruption and terrorism and the attendant threat to global security; the erosion of the free and fair market and, with it, the public’s confidence.” (See here).