Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-12-10T19:16:47-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. to Help Vietnam 'Peoples Committee' to Modernize Water InfoCom System (News Brief),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c3478db26970b 2012-12-10T19:16:47-05:00 2012-12-10T20:36:01-05:00 A Vietnamese -based water company has asked the Obama Administration for help in assessing its information and communications technology (ICT) modernization plan, and a White House agency has agreed to provide a $600,000 grant for that purpose. 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 Five Months Later, USAID Puts Da Nang Documents Online,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20153928065fe970b 2011-10-22T09:59:11-04:00 2011-10-22T11:44:38-04:00 Back in May, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor obtained documents detailing the federal government's environmental cleanup of the Da Nang Airport in Vietnam -- documents that USAID claimed were too large to post online. Five months after the Monitor figured out how to do it, the federal government figured it out and followed suit. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks New Means of Predicting Internet Growth Overseas, from Albania to Zimbabwe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390378688970b 2011-07-27T17:23:19-04:00 2011-07-27T17:34:13-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is looking for a contractor capable of developing a new analytical model to predict Internet usage and growth -- in thirty-two foreign nations, from "A" (Albania) to "Z" (Zimbabwe). Steve Peacock Da Nang Agent-Orange/Dioxin Technical Documents Obtained,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154327d0b20970c 2011-05-23T14:01:03-04:00 2011-05-23T17:35:25-04:00 The following documents governing the U.S. government’s Agent Orange/dioxin contamination-cleanup at Da Nang Airport in Vietnam have been obtained by U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is overseeing the project, had not publicly make available this information... Steve Peacock USAID to Meet Contractors at Da Nang for Agent Orange Cleanup,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201538e4a69af970b 2011-05-04T12:35:40-04:00 2011-05-04T12:49:47-04:00 The proposed Da Nang Airport clean-up project today took another step toward commencing, as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) alerted potential contractors to a planned “site visit and pre-proposal conference” that the agency will hold May 25 in Vietnam. Steve Peacock USAID Reaches Out to Contractors for Agent Orange Cleanup in Vietnam,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20147e3ae0121970b 2011-04-02T00:49:45-04:00 2011-04-02T00:49:45-04:00 The environmental damage stemming from dioxin, which continues to linger long after the U.S. military’s departure from Vietnam in 1975, will cost millions of dollars over the next four years... Steve Peacock