Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Feds Hid Spending During Government Shutdown,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b006fd04a970d 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 The Obama administration during the partial government shutdown concealed a plan to funnel millions into yet another project in Afghanistan, where U.S. taxpayers are helping farmers grow wheat instead of illicit crops used in narcotics production. Steve Peacock Have U.S. 'Investments' in Mideast Paid Off? (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192ac5e62ef970d 2013-08-05T00:17:35-04:00 2013-08-05T00:25:31-04:00 Contradictory claims of total dollar figures for U.S. foreign aid circulate around the Internet, containing oft-repeated figures that may or may not reflect reality. In response to those conflicting claims, WND has compiled a list of significant U.S. aid totals based on a review of congressional and Obama administration documents and databases. Steve Peacock Navy SEALs Recruiting Iranians,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016768049906970b 2012-06-30T18:53:13-04:00 2012-09-02T10:41:16-04:00 A U.S. Navy SEAL minority recruitment initiative has added yet another group to its target list of underrepresented populations within the elite Naval Special Warfare units: Iranian Americans. Steve Peacock Navy SEALs Recruiting Iranians,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017615edb5e9970c 2012-06-29T09:12:54-04:00 2012-06-29T09:12:54-04:00 My latest from WND: "Navy Seals Recruiting Iranians -- Military expanding outreach for elite teams to 'Persian Americans.'" 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