Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,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) tag:typepad.com,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 Blurs Line Between Military, Foreign Aid tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019afff32a1c970b 2013-10-11T18:39:12-04:00 2013-10-11T18:39:12-04:00 The lines between U.S. military and humanitarian actions have become increasingly blurred under the Obama administration, which globally will deploy advisers to further merge what historically were separate defense and foreign-aid functions. The reformation began under President George W. Bush but is reaching new heights under Obama. Steve Peacock How Much Did it Cost to Send VPOTUS Biden to Paris for a Day? tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c370d8e4a970b 2013-02-23T14:06:49-05:00 2013-11-23T10:23:15-05:00 The U.S. Department of State spent $585,000 on hotel rooms and racked up $322,000 in transportation costs on for Vice President Joe Biden's recent trip to Paris, according to contracting documents that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located through routine database research. Steve Peacock AFRICOM Transport No-Bid Contract-Extension Awarded tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201630505f72b970d 2012-05-01T12:13:38-04:00 2012-05-01T12:13:38-04:00 Transportation of U.S. troops and cargo between Germany and Africa just became more lucrative for Cartersville, Ga.-based Phoenix Air Group, which yesterday—without needing to compete for the endeavor—received a six-month contract extension to provide such services. Steve Peacock Air Force Fuel Supply and Storage to be Outsourced Around Globe tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015437e5790c970c 2011-12-05T18:35:08-05:00 2011-12-05T18:35:08-05:00 The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) plans to outsource a chunk of its global fuel supply and storage services to industry, though the agency has not disclosed the exact magnitude of those future contracts, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. According to several presolicitation notices dated Dec. 5 and discovered... Steve Peacock