Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-10-11T18:39:12-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Obama Blurs Line Between Military, Foreign Aid,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019afff32a1c970b 2013-10-11T18:39:12-04:00 2013-10-11T18:39:12-04:00 The lines between U.S. military and humanitarian actions have become increasingly blurred under the Obama administration, which globally will deploy advisers to further merge what historically were separate defense and foreign-aid functions. The reformation began under President George W. Bush but is reaching new heights under Obama. Steve Peacock Obama Hiring Contractor for African Bombs (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901e46dcb1970b 2013-07-15T13:19:53-04:00 2013-07-15T13:19:53-04:00 My latest from WND. The Obama administration continues to ramp up its military-response capabilities in Africa, where it is now looking for contractor support to transport U.S. Africa Command troops, weaponry and explosives. Steve Peacock U.S. Prepares for Casualties in Africa,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019101cbe8f5970c 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 The extrication of U.S. Special Forces injured in African military ventures soon will provide contractors with an additional revenue stream, now that the Obama administration plans to keep such vendors on stand-by, 24/7, for cross-continent airborne mobilization. Steve Peacock Quarter-Billion U.S. Special Ops Program to Target Language, Culture,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3f4db4b7970c 2012-12-29T21:25:45-05:00 2012-12-29T21:25:45-05:00 Sharpening the ability of U.S. Special Forces to execute global operations takes more than just advanced weaponry and unwavering bravery; reflecting this perspective, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) recently revealed a $250 million foreign language and cultural training program whose aim is to help these elite units interact more effectively with any “target region’s people.” Steve Peacock