Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad First Step of U.S.-Funded African Drought Project? Create New Bureaucracy,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3faafece6970b 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 A $20 million Kenya-based anti-drought program continues its search for contractors to carry out the five-year endeavor for the U.S. government -- and half the estimated cost will be eaten up in Phase One, which establishes a management bureaucracy to oversee the project. Steve Peacock Obama Deploying Drones Around U.S.,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191046bf893970c 2013-07-26T17:07:58-04:00 2013-07-26T17:07:58-04:00 The deployment of federal drones in and around U.S. shores represents one of the Obama administration’s next steps in the nation’s expanded use of unmanned aircraft systems for surveillance purposes. Steve Peacock Sequestration-Related Cuts? Fed Spending Continues Unabated,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c38340fb9970b 2013-03-29T20:16:13-04:00 2013-03-29T20:16:13-04:00 The Obama administration recently issued warnings to contractors of potential sequestration-related spending cuts, but in the meantime federal spending continues unabated, domestically and globally. Some of the apparently indispensable projects include a environmental public murals in Hebron and Jericho along with similarly themed summer camps and field trips for Palestinian children, alternative energy outings to Turkey, and assistance to mango growers and hotel operators in Pakistan. Steve Peacock USAID Seeks Leader for Central African Enviro Program (NEWS BRIEF),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3d37e63c970c 2012-11-02T16:05:11-04:00 2012-11-02T16:05:11-04:00 A 25-year environmental endeavor in Central Africa is being extended through 2020, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking for a team leader/director to run the program. Steve Peacock U.S. Takes Action to Reduce Energy Dependence -- in Europe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017744bf55c0970d 2012-09-15T10:45:26-04:00 2012-09-15T10:45:26-04:00 The nation faces a critical need to "overcome a number of serious problems attached to its development and the growing energy demand," particularly because of its "strong dependence on energy imports," the Obama Administration has concluded. The nation of Macedonia, that is. Steve Peacock White House Seeks to Spark Agribusiness Growth -- But Guess Where?,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20176176e61c4970c 2012-08-25T10:04:26-04:00 2012-08-25T10:24:42-04:00 Certain sectors of the agricultural industry are experiencing a “less impressive” growth rate than anticipated by the Obama Administration, which is stepping in to spark that growth. And it doing so in Uganda... Steve Peacock U.S to Demilitarize & Dispose Depleted Uranium Ammo for Taiwan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017743adee80970d 2012-07-27T10:14:42-04:00 2012-07-27T10:14:42-04:00 The cost of removing and destroying of depleted-uranium ammunition in Taiwan may be borne by American taxpayers, as the U.S. Army is looking for industry sources capable of performing this service. Steve Peacock Agent Orange Cleanup in Vietnam to Begin,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676820346c970b 2012-07-03T10:53:15-04:00 2012-07-03T10:58:22-04:00 The U.S.-funded cleanup of dioxin-tainted Da Nang Airport in Vietnam is poised to begin. 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 U.S. to Fund Vietnam 'Clean-Energy' Initiative,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20167644106e2970b 2012-03-26T10:38:56-04:00 2012-03-26T15:43:46-04:00 The Government of Vietnam will receive U.S. assistance in carrying out clean energy development in that nation, a measure that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will help the Obama Administration to execute its global "climate change" policies. Steve Peacock