Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-05-06T10:11:00-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Obama Assembling de facto Propaganda Ministry,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20176155d4a3d970c 2012-05-06T10:11:00-04:00 2012-05-06T10:11:00-04:00 The U.S. State Department is planning to “buy” media broadcasts, as the Obama administration assembles a de facto propaganda machine, according to documents that reveal the president’s plans moving closer to the 2012 election. Steve Peacock GAO: USAID Needs to Assess 'Trade Capacity Building' Assistance Data,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8a38bff0970d 2011-07-29T17:35:23-04:00 2011-07-29T17:35:23-04:00 Assessments of U.S.-financed “trade capacity building,” or TCB, projects already have been conducted, but the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has thus far failed to take action in response to those evaluations, a GAO report says. Steve Peacock