Here's a sample of some of the articles on the use of private security contractors in Iraq written by Fainaru for the Washington Post. The collection led to Fainaru winning the prestigious award in international reporting this year.
- A Chaotic Day On Baghdad's Airport Road (April 15, 2007)
- Iraq Contractors Face Growing Parallel War (June 16, 2007)
- Cutting Costs, Bending Rules, And a Trail of Broken Lives (July 29, 2007)
- For Abducted Guards, Iraq Wasn't Just About Money (July 30, 2007)
- Where Military Rules Don't Apply (Sept. 20, 2007)
- Guards in Iraq Cite Frequent Shootings (Oct. 3, 2007)
- How Blackwater Sniper Fire Felled 3 Iraqi Guards (Nov. 8, 2007)
- Iraqis Detail Shooting by Guard Firm (Nov. 26, 2007)
- Warnings Unheeded On Guards In Iraq (Dec. 24, 2007)
The title of the book is a reference to soldiers behaving however they please or no rules, whatsoever.
Fainaru is also the coauthor of The Duke of Havana: Baseball, Cuba, and the Search for the American Dream. He lives in El Cerrito, California.
Fainaru will speak at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco today at 6 p.m.