David Isenberg is the author of the book "Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq." His blog is the Isenberg Institute of Strategic Satire. He previously wrote the "Dogs of War" weekly column for UPI. During 2009 he ran the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers project at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He also worked at the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). He is a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat. He is a US Navy veteran.