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Big Boy Rules - America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq-logo

Big Boy Rules - America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq

Steve Fainaru

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Description:

A parallel army lives on the margins of the Iraq war-nearly 100,000 armed men, invisible yet in plain sight, doing jobs the overstretched and understaffed military can't or won't do. The U.S. media call them "security contractors." They call themselves "mercs," and they operate under their own rules. Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru traveled with several groups of security contractors to find out what motivates them to put their lives in danger every day. What emerges is a searing, revealing, and sometimes darkly funny look at the men who live and work in the battlefields of Iraq: some are desperate, some are confused, and some are just out for a lark. Some disappear into the void that is Iraq and are never seen again. It's not a pretty picture that Fainaru reveals, but it is brutally real and shockingly honest. Big Boy Rules is an unforgettable leap into the mayhem of Iraq and into the dark recesses of the minds of American policymakers and the warriors they hire.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

8h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

16:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

48:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

48:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

48:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:24