Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Hearing: Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests [?] (Commentary),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5116308ba970c 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 Thus far there is just one "witness" scheduled to testify Wednesday (2/5/14) at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, which is titled "Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests." Mr. Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, apparently is going to help sort out the situation for this critical committee. Steve Peacock Notice for U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor Readers,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b050e8561970d 2014-01-20T19:42:06-05:00 2014-01-20T19:42:07-05:00 No, this is not a goodbye. As you may have noticed, activity here at U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has been at a minimum, but fear not -- I continue to investigate federal spending, particularly foreign aid-related ventures, and I intend to continue sheeding light on otherwise un- or under-reported... Steve Peacock Two Must-Read Commentaries on the Egyptian Conflict, U.S. Assistance,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104dc0d3d970c 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 Things are not what they seem in Egypt. Those who support the "democratically elected" Morsi do not share the American vision of democracy and freedom. Islamist radicals are attempting to retake the government, and it very well may be in U.S. national interests to steer far clear of this turmoil. Steve Peacock Tom Woods and Pat Buchanan on War, Rand Paul, the Neocons and More,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104ab9597970c 2013-08-09T13:29:16-04:00 2013-08-09T13:29:16-04:00 Bestselling author Tom Woods, filling in for Peter Schiff, talks to Pat Buchanan about Obama/Putin/Snowden, the state of the GOP, the Rand Paul and John McCain wings, neoconservatism, and Iran. Steve Peacock Steve Peacock Interview with Talk-Show Host Peter Boyles,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191045e7d8b970c 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 Today I was tracked down by Denver radio talk-show host Peter Boyles (710KNUS), who took note of my reporting via WND on the issues of drones -- unmanned aerial systems -- and other forms of electronic surveillance. We spoke for nearly 20 minutes about some of the following articles, while Mr. Boyles also allowed me to mention U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor and my background as a Capitol Hill reporter covering the final years of the Clinton Administration through the start of the George W. Bush Administration. Steve Peacock U.S. Prepares for Casualties in Africa,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019101cbe8f5970c 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 The extrication of U.S. Special Forces injured in African military ventures soon will provide contractors with an additional revenue stream, now that the Obama administration plans to keep such vendors on stand-by, 24/7, for cross-continent airborne mobilization. Steve Peacock CNN Rips Off U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor Story on Biden's Plush Parisian Jaunt,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee9e56ec3970d 2013-04-01T09:26:02-04:00 2013-04-01T17:43:24-04:00 Over a month ago U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor broke the story on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's pricey trip to Paris, during which time taxpayers shelled out $585,000 and $322,000, respectively, for hotel room and limos. CNN this past week reported on the trip -- using the same documents that the Monitor had discovered via painstaking database research -- and tooted its own horn on international TV as if that were its own discovery. Steve Peacock Former Federal Prosecutor Leverages Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor in Column,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d4267daf4970c 2013-03-30T15:55:48-04:00 2013-03-30T15:55:48-04:00 Many thanks to Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review Online for using U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor today as a supplemental resource in his article "Shhh, Don't Tell Anyone Hamas Won." Steve Peacock World Affairs Brief,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee8dd340b970d 2013-03-02T09:05:12-05:00 2013-03-02T09:26:43-05:00 Many thanks to Joel M. Skousen's World Affairs Brief for highlighting my recent article "U.S. Cost of U.N. 'Rule of Law' Project: $500 million." Steve Peacock Merry Christmas from U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c34fcffe1970b 2012-12-25T10:19:00-05:00 2012-12-25T10:19:00-05:00 Merry Christmas to all U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor visitors Steve Peacock