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    Blackwater Blackwater Presentation Transcript

    • Private Security in Iraq
    • Erik Prince Defense of Blackwater
      • September 16 incident involving Blackwater was effectively addressed by Erik Prince.
        • Employees go through a rigorous hiring and training process to ensure the best workers are deployed.
        • Blackwater follows the 1,000 page WPPS document and State Department Standards.
        • There are multiple steps taken before employees are instructed to shoot which minimizes the possibility of killing innocent civilians.
    • September 16 incident continued
      • There was a Blackwater vehicle that was not drivable after the incident which indicates that the employees were not attacking innocent civilians but that they were defending themselves.
      • Erik Prince agreed that if the FBI uncovered that innocent civilians were killed in the September 16 incident then the employees in the attack should be held accountable.
      • No diplomat under the care of Blackwater has been killed in Iraq which shows that Blackwater has been extremely effective in assisting the United States military.
    • Approach to Criticism of Blackwater
      • Prince should provide quantitative data to show the effectiveness of Blackwater in Iraq.
      • Show comparative data between Blackwater and other private security companies in Iraq.
      • Obtain testimonials from Military personnel to show that Blackwater is a necessity.
    • Blackwater addresses Private Warriors
      • The private warrior documentary shows the harsh conditions that private security employees face daily.
      • Experience personnel is hired for private security sectors and undergo intensive training.
      • Blackwater followed a detailed guideline that is in conjunction with the State Department Standards.
      • Furthermore, this documentary is not representative of Blackwater personnel and in no way should be attributed to our employees.
    • Model of Public Relations
      • Blackwater is using the Public Information Model of Public Relations. This is shown by the distribution of information about the company and employees, but it does not have a persuasive intent.
      • It is necessary for Blackwater to release complete and accurate information to the public in order for the public to understand the need for private security sectors to be located in Iraq.