Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-09-02T21:02:49-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. Escalates Contractor Roles in Africa (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019aff2807f9970c 2013-09-02T21:02:49-04:00 2013-09-02T21:02:49-04:00 The Obama administration suddenly is hunting for contractors to help haul military equipment and supplies to and from Egypt and other nations within the U.S. Africa Command’s area of responsibility, WND has discovered. Steve Peacock U.S. Modernization of Egyptian Air Force Continues as Planned (,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192abf0c3b5970d 2013-07-09T17:45:45-04:00 2013-07-09T17:45:45-04:00 The Obama administration is proceeding with the next phase of its plan to modernize the Egyptian Air Force, coinciding with the White House claim that continued aid to Egypt is in the national interests of the United States. Steve Peacock U.S to Demilitarize & Dispose Depleted Uranium Ammo for Taiwan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017743adee80970d 2012-07-27T10:14:42-04:00 2012-07-27T10:14:42-04:00 The cost of removing and destroying of depleted-uranium ammunition in Taiwan may be borne by American taxpayers, as the U.S. Army is looking for industry sources capable of performing this service. Steve Peacock Bids Due on $100 Million Afghan Slaughterhouse,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017743668292970d 2012-07-16T08:14:38-04:00 2012-07-16T08:17:17-04:00 The U.S.-funded construction of an Afghan National Army slaughterhouse -- whose estimated cost reaches upwards of $100 million -- is coming closer to fruition, as contractor bids are due this Saturday (July 21) . Steve Peacock Obama's Spending Grows 'Exponentially' in Kenya,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017615bf6ad1970c 2012-06-23T10:38:44-04:00 2012-09-02T10:39:51-04:00 Obama administration spending and projects in Kenya have become so voluminous that the U.S. Agency for International Development must hire more contractors to oversee endeavors other providers already carry out across the African nation. Steve Peacock Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20163042a86fd970d 2012-04-14T16:22:19-04:00 2012-05-28T16:34:39-04:00 Kenyan businesses lately increasingly are becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, aims to expand, among other endeavors, "livestock-related economic opportunities" in that nation. Steve Peacock Nearly Half-Billion Army Corps Award Goes to Contractor Led By ex-CIA, Defense Officers,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20153929bbf32970b 2011-10-26T21:28:41-04:00 2011-10-26T21:28:41-04:00 Half-billion contract awarded in support of Army Corps' Afghan security, transport ops. Steve Peacock Official U.S. Army Site Links to U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154348d6077970c 2011-08-15T18:32:05-04:00 2011-08-15T18:32:23-04:00 An official publication of the United States Army late last week deemed the Monitor article "DoD Prepares Follow-Up to $15 Billion Counterdrug Contracts" worthy enough to provide a link to its readers. Stand-To!, an Army daily news roundup, linked to the piece in its Friday, Aug. 12 online edition. Steve Peacock $100 Million Prison for Afghanistan?,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201538f931331970b 2011-07-01T14:55:14-04:00 2011-07-02T23:55:02-04:00 Construction of a new detention facility costing upwards of $100 million tentatively is planned for Afghanistan, Steve Peacock U.S. to Ramp Up Afghan Infowar with 'Aggressive Actions' -- Contractor to Bring About 'Desired Effects' in Global Media,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201543360a0f0970c 2011-06-30T16:11:45-04:00 2011-06-30T16:13:01-04:00 The next phase of a global information-warfare campaign to influence public and media perceptions about military operations in Afghanistan is unfolding, according to an updated U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) planning document that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has located. Steve Peacock