David is the author of the book Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq. He wrote the "Dogs of War" weekly column for UPI from 2008 to 2009. During 2009 he ran the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers project at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). He has previously worked at the British American Security Information Council, DynMeridian and the Center for Defense Information. He is also a research fellow at the Independent Institute and an adviser to the Straus Military Reform Project. He is a US Navy veteran. His e-mail is email@example.com.