Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Disturbing Truth Behind Obama's Travel Madness (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b01d898eb970c 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Supporters of Barack Obama tout his dedication to the responsibilities of the presidency by noting that he had taken 96 days of vacation at the point in his term that President George W. Bush had taken a reported 335. But they admit that 51 of Bush’s trips were to his Texas ranch, while records show that Obama’s destinations have ranged from exotic European and African locales to pricey digs to Hawaii, where he’s sometimes traveled separately from his family, effectively doubling transportation costs for taxpayers. Steve Peacock Obama to Muslims: Tell Me What You Want,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901ce45324970b 2013-06-02T09:34:43-04:00 2013-07-06T12:41:36-04:00 This article originally appeared May 30 via Under agreement with the editors, rights have reverted back to the author, Steve Peacock, who has decided to preserve the WND references within the article to emphasize the point that this was an exclusive story that appeared first on WND. A series of Muslim Outreach Summits are planned coast-to-coast by the Obama administration to get feedback from Muslims on how the government can better serve them and their specific desires. Steve Peacock Indonesian Air Force Getting Dozens of USAF F-16 Jet Engines,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017617152e33970c 2012-08-07T17:27:55-04:00 2012-08-07T17:27:55-04:00 The Obama Administration is providing twenty-eight jet engines to the Indonesian Air Force, which will use the re-manufactured Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220E engines to equip its F-16 fighters. Steve Peacock Hearing: “U.S. Engagement in Central Asia” (July 24),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016768b05126970b 2012-07-23T08:55:48-04:00 2012-07-23T08:55:48-04:00 “U.S. Engagement in Central Asia” hearing, July 24, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Steve Peacock U.S. Getting Closer to Funding China Enviro Clean-Ups, Brazil Airport and Ukraine '9-1-1' Upgrades,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168e9ba3699970c 2012-04-06T11:26:49-04:00 2012-04-06T11:27:04-04:00 The U.S. government yesterday took the next step towards partly financing environmental cleanup projects in China. Steve Peacock USAID to Extend 'Health for Life' Program in South Asia,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676410f80e970b 2012-03-21T12:54:37-04:00 2012-03-21T12:54:37-04:00 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) may devote an additional $16-$19 million toward improving health care systems in Nepal, where it hopes to build upon what the agency describes as prior accomplishments in that South Asian nation. Steve Peacock U.S. to Channel Cash Toward China Groundwater-Cleanup Projects,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016763dea5c6970b 2012-03-16T13:16:29-04:00 2012-03-16T13:16:29-04:00 The U.S. government is embarking upon, and partly financing, a series of groundwater remediation initiatives in China -- despite the fact that China already plans to pump (USD) $5.5 billion of its own money into such actions through 2020. Steve Peacock U.S. to Assess Education Program Progress -- in USAID-backed Filipino Muslim Schools,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201539341138e970b 2011-11-18T22:30:12-05:00 2011-11-18T22:30:12-05:00 A U.S.-funded education project carried out in predominantly Muslim regions of The Philippines is about to undergo a review of its effectiveness, following the conclusion of the latest five-year segment of the endeavor. Steve Peacock U.S. Considers Financing Gas Extraction Projects in Central Asia,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015434419f79970c 2011-08-04T14:23:03-04:00 2011-08-04T14:23:03-04:00 USTDA is weighing whether to partially subsidize a coal-bed methane extraction project in the Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Steve Peacock USAID to Fund Power-Line Restoration Project in Georgia,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88feb9e6970d 2011-06-08T11:09:28-04:00 2011-06-08T11:09:28-04:00 An estimated $10 million project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was launched today to rebuild destroyed power lines and related infrastructure in the nation of Georgia. Steve Peacock