"They did not go out looking for the publicity and did not ask for everything that happened to them," said a spokesperson for Alexander Strategy Group, defending their new client, Blackwater USA. Blackwater is the private military firm that's faced increasing scrutiny from members of congress, the media and the general public following the killing of four of its contractors in Fallujah, Iraq last month. Alexander Strategy Group is providing "crisis management" services, and will "help Blackwater provide input into proposed regulations circulating in the Pentagon that would establish rules of engagement for private security contractors." Blackwater is a late-comer to the PR game; the MPRI, Armor Holdings, SAIC and Dyncorp military companies already "pay top dollar for lobbyists."
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