Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-01-25T22:37:02-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad FBI Becomes the 'Watchers-in-Chief' tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3fca828d9970b 2014-01-25T22:37:02-05:00 2014-01-25T22:37:02-05:00 The number of people identified by the Obama administration as potential terrorists surged in the past two years, and the FBI now is preparing for another spike as it plans to intensify its scrutiny of foreign visitors and U.S. citizens, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. The federal government will hire up to 116 full-time private-contractor personnel to help amass and screen data on persons whose movements or activities are brought to the attention of the Terrorist Screening Center, an FBI-administered interagency unit. Steve Peacock Steve Peacock Interview with Talk-Show Host Peter Boyles tag:typepad.com,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 WND: FBI Plans to Spend $100 Million on Ammo tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c38282d65970b 2013-03-27T22:53:15-04:00 2013-03-27T22:53:15-04:00 WND has uncovered plans by the FBI to spend up to $100 million over five years on millions of rounds for its machine guns and pistols. Steve Peacock