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 USAID/Indonesia Seeks Help in Managing Education Aid Program,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c31f45d60970b 2012-09-18T10:58:22-04:00 2012-09-18T10:58:22-04:00 With $83 million in Indonesian education projects, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking to hire a local citizen as an Education Specialist to assist in these initiatives. Steve Peacock Indonesian Students, Contractor Benefit from Obama Scholarships,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c31bd4f13970b 2012-09-08T19:17:45-04:00 2012-09-08T19:17:45-04:00 Indonesian citizens will continue to pursue masters and Ph.D. programs courtesy of U.S. taxpayers—and even though students primarily will study in U.S. universities, the Obama administration awarded a contract to an Indonesian organization to coordinate this endeavor. Steve Peacock Indonesian Air Force Getting Dozens of USAF F-16 Jet Engines,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017617152e33970c 2012-08-07T17:27:55-04:00 2012-08-07T17:27:55-04:00 The Obama Administration is providing twenty-eight jet engines to the Indonesian Air Force, which will use the re-manufactured Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220E engines to equip its F-16 fighters. Steve Peacock Article on US-funded Indonesian Grad-School Venture Gets Belated Attention,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016306bd14ba970d 2012-06-19T18:03:42-04:00 2012-06-19T18:03:42-04:00 A U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor article from earlier this year belatedly is going semi-viral on Reddit. Steve Peacock Indonesians to Receive Master's Degrees Courtesy U.S. Taxpayers,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676314b44e970b 2012-02-27T21:36:15-05:00 2012-06-21T14:34:17-04:00 A program providing training and scholarships to Indonesian professionals is about to be expanded by the Obama Administration, which hopes to increase the “number of Indonesian future leaders holding advanced degrees (Masters) from U.S. and in-country institutions of higher education.” 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 Obama Administration Pours Millions into Indonesian Education -- Support for Islamic, Public Schools Begun by Bush Continues,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015432ad51f4970c 2011-05-31T17:18:34-04:00 2011-05-31T18:27:56-04:00 The Obama Administration is infusing $90 million into a project to improve teacher performance and student outcomes in that particular system—the nationwide school network, that is, of Indonesia. Steve Peacock