Stratfor Unveils Iraq War Web Site; Enables Subscribers to Track Build-Up to Conflict and its Aftermath

New Online Subscription Service Features Stratfor's Trademark Forecasts,

Unbiased Analyses and Reliable Intelligence Ahead of Traditional Information


Feb 18, 2003, 00:00 ET from Stratfor

    AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting
 LLC), the world's leading private intelligence company focused on geopolitical
 and security matters, today launched a new Web site -- --
 devoted to coverage of the impending war in Iraq.
     The subscription-based service provides real-time intelligence and
 background information to help in understanding the war, and is geared to
 those directly affected by the conflict, such as military personnel and their
 families; businesses whose interests could be impacted; and concerned
 individuals seeking front line intelligence in an unbiased forum.
     "War is the most serious undertaking a nation can experience," said George
 Friedman, chairman of Stratfor and co-author of the book The Future of War.
 "Objective information that informs the public without endangering our forces
 is indispensable. That's Stratfor's goal."
     Subscribers to are able to track events and diplomatic
 activities leading up to a possible war against Iraq, as well as the conflict
 and its aftermath. Coverage includes continual, real-time objective analyses,
 situation reports and intelligence-based forecasts prepared by Stratfor's
 global network of geopolitical analysts and sources, renowned for their award-
 winning coverage during the Kosovo war.
      "Stratfor clients and subscribers have benefited from our coverage of
 issues surrounding the conflict with Iraq during the past months," said Don R.
 Kuykendall, president and chief executive officer, Stratfor. "As military
 preparations and diplomatic efforts increase in parallel, so does the level of
 speculation and disinformation regarding the key issues and events. US- enables us to extend our coverage of the conflict, and allows us
 to bring our unique brand of objective, predictive intelligence to a wider
     An individual subscription includes complete access to the pre-and post-
 war developments, situation reports, rapid analyses of military and political
 developments, breaking intelligence, in-depth analyses and features,
 Stratfor's war plans, combat reports, Stratfor's daily "War Diary" and all
 official communiques. In addition, the Web site features useful background
 information, including maps, timelines, orders of battle, bios and briefs on
 key players, tables of equipment and historical data.
     Information and online registration for is available at
     About Stratfor
     Stratfor is the world's leading private intelligence firm, providing
 geopolitical analysis and industry and country forecasts to help clients
 mitigate risk and identify opportunities. Stratfor's clients, who include
 Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies, receive accurate,
 predictive intelligence on issues that directly impact their interests.
 Stratfor offers enterprise subscription services to its critically acclaimed
 website which publishes daily intelligence briefs and in-depth analysis, and a
 wide range of consulting services tailored to specific client needs. Founded
 in 1997, Stratfor is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in
 Washington, DC and New York, NY. For more information about the company and
 its geopolitical intelligence services, visit

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