Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-02-25T18:15:42-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Obama Hands Out Free Health Care to Pakistanis,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee8bb0279970d 2013-02-25T18:15:42-05:00 2013-02-25T18:15:42-05:00 The Obama administration is preparing to give free health care to Pakistanis even as Americans who cannot get health insurance because of pre-existing conditions soon will be rejected by domestic programs due to a lack of funds. Pakistani nationals working at several U.S. embassies soon could get a boost in health care benefits as the U.S. State Department has begun shopping for top-tier services. Steve Peacock Bullets Over Bogota: DEA Flight Unit to Stockpile Ammo,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017742bf0e4a970d 2012-06-26T17:57:06-04:00 2012-06-26T17:57:06-04:00 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration tentatively is planning to purchase 121,000 rounds of ammunition specifically for DEA Aviation Division operations in the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Afghanistan. Steve Peacock DoD Prepares Follow-Up to $15 Billion Global Counterdrug Contracts,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015434694d2f970c 2011-08-10T14:52:02-04:00 2011-08-10T18:14:02-04:00 A privately contracted, five-year global counterdrug program valued upwards of $15 billion is a year away from expiring—and the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) wants to assess the capabilities of potential prime contractors in advance of the August 23, 2012, expiration date. Steve Peacock Contractor Sought to Oversee Counternarcotics Contractors in Afghanistan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e890b23e5970d 2011-06-10T10:31:20-04:00 2011-06-10T10:31:50-04:00 The U.S. State Dept. is seeking to hire a contractor to oversee other contractors performing aerial spraying and drug-interdiction activities in Afghanistan. Steve Peacock DEA Treating Global Counterdrug Officials to Hawaiian Holiday,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882400be970d 2006-03-08T00:00:00-05:00 2012-05-06T11:49:37-04:00 The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has chosen Hawaii as the venue for its annual International Narcotics Enforcement Management Seminar, a 20-day conference that in the past had been held in Washington, D.C. According to a call for bids released yesterday, the State Dept.-funded event will take place at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu as well as at an unspecified hotel in Waikiki. Steve Peacock