Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad 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 Media Ignored Big Picture of NSA Surveillance, Focused on Jobs,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192abaae7e9970d 2013-06-27T07:06:40-04:00 2013-06-27T07:06:40-04:00 While the breadth of NSA’s communications-intercept program only recently came to light, a review of federal records and news reports shows that mainstream media largely ignored or overlooked a massive surveillance-system buildup that started to accelerate in 2006. Steve Peacock Patriot Update: Obama Seeks to Raise Global Competitiveness—In Mexico,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019101afabd5970c 2013-04-30T21:02:09-04:00 2013-04-30T21:02:09-04:00 In terms of global competitiveness, Mexico ranks 58th among 142 nations—and U.S. taxpayers are stepping in to help raise that ranking. Steve Peacock New Obama Program Targets Unemployed Youth—in Pakistan! (Patriot Update),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d42b593b0970c 2013-04-11T07:10:21-04:00 2013-04-11T07:10:21-04:00 The Obama Administration’s Youth Workforce Development Program (YWDP) promises to deal with the growing number of “idle, disaffected youth” nationwide—that is, in the nation of Pakistan. Steve Peacock Patriot Update: Obama Spending $500 Million on Foreign Readers,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d422dc1fe970c 2013-03-21T19:25:44-04:00 2013-03-21T19:25:44-04:00 My latest from Patriot Update: "Obama Spending $500 Million on Foreign Readers." 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 Quarter-Billion U.S. Special Ops Program to Target Language, Culture,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3f4db4b7970c 2012-12-29T21:25:45-05:00 2012-12-29T21:25:45-05:00 Sharpening the ability of U.S. Special Forces to execute global operations takes more than just advanced weaponry and unwavering bravery; reflecting this perspective, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) recently revealed a $250 million foreign language and cultural training program whose aim is to help these elite units interact more effectively with any “target region’s people.” Steve Peacock Patriot Update: ExxonMobil Gets Freebie as 'Obama Finances Energy, Port Project Trips to India',2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c34146bce970b 2012-11-28T18:59:26-05:00 2012-11-28T18:59:26-05:00 In the days and weeks after Hurricane Sandy wrecked ports, resorts, and power lines across the mid-Atlantic coast, the Obama administration launched multiple projects targeting the revitalization of such infrastructure... in India! Steve Peacock U.S. taxpayers foot bill for Ethiopian footwear push,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c31e37f3a970b 2012-09-15T18:31:56-04:00 2012-09-15T18:31:56-04:00 My latest contribution to, a member of the Liberty Alliance. Steve Peacock