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On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.

Re: Balkans

Released on 2012-08-09 18:00 GMT

Email-ID 379763
Date 2011-01-27 23:03:30
Indeed and thank you

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From: Michael Maness
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:54:33 -0500
Subject: RE: Balkans

Thanks for the background. I'll keep sending you stuff gratis for now -
unless this blows up and we have another Balkan-wide situation and you
need on-the-ground reporters. We can revisit then.

From: []
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:48 PM
To: Michael Maness
Subject: Re: Balkans

Well, a mix of ways. Paid sources in places like MX and Lebanon with
analysts scattered in various cities. If Albania continues swirling, we
can look at some sort of money but have zero budgeted at this time. We
also have a huge network of investigative journalists in places like Iran.
Surprisingly, folks talk to us due to our academic model.

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From: Michael Maness

Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:03:42 -0500

To: Fred Burton

Subject: Balkans

Just out of curiosity: how do you (STRATFOR) work with and maintain
reporting sources? My contact's well-connected to LE, intel and govt in
both Albania and Kosovo. I'm always looking to throw a little work his way
-- particularly this kind of stuff that's not having him hang his ass too
far out in the wind.