Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,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),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 U.S. Takes Action to Reduce Energy Dependence -- in Europe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017744bf55c0970d 2012-09-15T10:45:26-04:00 2012-09-15T10:45:26-04:00 The nation faces a critical need to "overcome a number of serious problems attached to its development and the growing energy demand," particularly because of its "strong dependence on energy imports," the Obama Administration has concluded. The nation of Macedonia, that is. Steve Peacock U.S. Crafting New Economic Recovery Plan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016305fa77cb970d 2012-05-30T08:43:20-04:00 2012-05-30T08:45:02-04:00 The damage caused by the global financial crisis requires additional federal intervention, according to the Obama Administration, which is launching a new program to “foster growth and stability at a time of increasing economic turmoil.” Steve Peacock Small Businesses Receive Yet Another Boost from Washington,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015432bac57f970c 2011-06-02T21:28:50-04:00 2011-06-02T21:31:02-04:00 Another small-business support project is about to be unveiled by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—this time in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in southeastern Europe. Steve Peacock $250 Million Contract-Ceiling Set for Global Small-Arms Destruction,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8855cc18970d 2011-05-09T19:41:02-04:00 2011-05-10T11:17:15-04:00 As much as a quarter-billion dollars in contracts could be awarded over the next five years to provide worldwide “conventional weapons destruction” (CWD) services on behalf of the U.S. State Department. Steve Peacock U.S. Forces in Europe Procuring Tens of Millions of Gallons in Fuel,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154320366a1970c 2011-04-28T23:15:26-04:00 2011-04-28T23:15:26-04:00 Over 40 million gallons of fuel are being ordered for military bases in England, specifically for Royal Air Force (RAF) bases used by the U.S. as forward operating locations for bomber units, ammunition supplies, and intelligence-gathering operations, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has learned. Steve Peacock DHS Taking War on Weed to Morocco,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e6111c397970c 2011-04-19T23:30:00-04:00 2011-04-25T11:46:48-04:00 The aim of this DHS initiative, which the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of International Affairs will oversee, is to reverse Morocco’s position as “the third largest producer of cannabis” Steve Peacock Romanian IT and e-Health Projects May Get Financial Boost from U.S.,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e6055c48b970c 2011-04-02T14:33:20-04:00 2011-04-02T14:33:20-04:00 According to contracting documents that TRAM has located through routine database research, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) on March 31 hired a consulting firm to “evaluate Romanian ICT sector opportunities for USTDA funding consideration.” Steve Peacock Links to U.S.-Romanian Military Base Story Restored,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240693970d 2007-08-15T00:00:00-04:00 2007-08-15T00:00:00-04:00 To all visitors and researchers whom have accessed the Oct. 11, 2005, story New U.S. Base in Romania To Be Larger Than Previously Estimated, please be advised that The Peacock Report (TPR) as of Aug. 15 has updated the contracting-document link embedded in that story. FedBizOpps, the federal government's primary... Steve Peacock New U.S. Base in Romania To Be Larger Than Previously Estimated,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882403a4970d 2006-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 2006-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 The U.S. military tentatively plans to further expand its presence in Eastern Europe, specifically in Romania, where it will spend up to $100,000,000 to build a Forward Operating Base for Joint Task Force-Europe (JTF-E). According to an Oct. 11 presolicitation notice that TPR located during a routine search of the... Steve Peacock