Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Two Must-Read Commentaries on the Egyptian Conflict, U.S. Assistance tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104dc0d3d970c 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 Things are not what they seem in Egypt. Those who support the "democratically elected" Morsi do not share the American vision of democracy and freedom. Islamist radicals are attempting to retake the government, and it very well may be in U.S. national interests to steer far clear of this turmoil. Steve Peacock Have U.S. 'Investments' in Mideast Paid Off? tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192ac6b047e970d 2013-08-07T13:12:36-04:00 2013-08-07T13:12:36-04:00 Contradictory claims of total dollar figures for U.S. foreign aid circulate around the Internet, containing oft-repeated figures that may or may not reflect reality. In response to those conflicting claims, WND has compiled a list of significant U.S. aid totals based on a review of congressional and Obama administration documents... Steve Peacock Feds Plan to Give Egypt Armed-to-the-Teeth Ships tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191049be04b970c 2013-08-06T10:59:09-04:00 2013-08-06T11:02:36-04:00 The U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to crack down on U.S. taxpayer monies being forwarded to the violence-ridden nation of Egypt, and now the Obama administration is preparing to send more heavily armed, missile-equipped naval patrol ships to the interim government there. For that purpose, Washington is hiring private contractors to make the transoceanic delivery on its behalf. Steve Peacock Feds Plan to Give Egypt Armed-to-the-Teeth Ships WND tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901e9b8880970b 2013-08-03T23:08:13-04:00 2013-08-04T09:45:47-04:00 The U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to crack down on U.S. taxpayer monies being forwarded to the violence-ridden nation of Egypt, and now the Obama administration is preparing to send more heavily armed, missile-equipped naval patrol ships to the interim government there. Steve Peacock Obama Deploying Drones Around U.S. tag:typepad.com,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 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 U.S. Prepares for Casualties in Africa tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019101cbe8f5970c 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 The extrication of U.S. Special Forces injured in African military ventures soon will provide contractors with an additional revenue stream, now that the Obama administration plans to keep such vendors on stand-by, 24/7, for cross-continent airborne mobilization. Steve Peacock Navy SEALs Recruiting Iranians tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016768049906970b 2012-06-30T18:53:13-04:00 2012-09-02T10:41:16-04:00 A U.S. Navy SEAL minority recruitment initiative has added yet another group to its target list of underrepresented populations within the elite Naval Special Warfare units: Iranian Americans. Steve Peacock WND.com: Navy SEALs Recruiting Iranians tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017615edb5e9970c 2012-06-29T09:12:54-04:00 2012-06-29T09:12:54-04:00 My latest from WND: "Navy Seals Recruiting Iranians -- Military expanding outreach for elite teams to 'Persian Americans.'" Steve Peacock Pentagon Extends Kenya, Djibouti Military Support Contract tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20167675cff76970b 2012-06-11T15:44:18-04:00 2012-06-11T15:51:09-04:00 The U.S. Dept. of Defense says its award of a no-bid military facility support contract in Africa was necessary decision, as it was critical in supporting global counter-terrorism activities. PAE Government Services, Inc., which already is working on upgrading Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti (CLDJ) and Camp Simba in Kenya, recently received a nine-month contract extension to continue providing base operations services. Steve Peacock