Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2011-06-09T13:34:17-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Senate Panel Questions Whether $3.1 Billion in 'Drug War' Contracts Were Worthwhile,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015432e60ad5970c 2011-06-09T13:34:17-04:00 2011-06-09T14:22:57-04:00 The federal government doled out $3.1 billion in contracts to vendors in the "War on Drugs" from 2005-2009 in Latin America alone, but has no clue whether this outsourcing was effective in helping to achieve its counternarcotics goals, a Senate panel has determined. Steve Peacock