Big boy rules [electronic resource] : America's mercenaries fighting in Iraq / Steve Fainaru.
By: Fainaru, Steve.Material type: BookPublisher: [Cambridge, Mass.] : Da Capo Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 254 p.,  p. of plates) : ill., map.ISBN: 9780786726608 (electronic bk.); 0786726601 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mercenary troops -- United States | Mercenary troops -- Iraq | Iraq War, 2003-2011 | Iraq War, 2003- | Military Science | History | HISTORY -- Military -- Biological & Chemical Warfare | Iraq War (2003-2011) | Mercenary troops | Iraq | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Big boy rules.DDC classification: 355.3/540973 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Image
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235) and index.
Prologue: On the border -- Social studies, inc. --I want to kill somebody today -- The last train -- We protect the military -- The stories you tell -- Now you are going to die -- Your blood -- Scope of authority: God -- Hostage affairs -- Balckrwatey for special security -- Faith that looks through death -- Epilogue: The book of wisdom.
The work that nearly 100,000 armed men do alongside the overworked military during the Iraq war as "security contractors" is examined in a gritty account of the lives of these mercenaries, their dangerous assignments, and their motivation for doing what they do.
Description based on print version record.