Here are a couple of interesting articles from another one of my favourites, Mother Jones:
Security Contractors: Riding Shotgun With Our Shadow Army in Iraq
By Nir Rosen
They’ve given me a machine gun and 180 rounds of ammo, and told me not to pee for six hours.
The Child Soldiers of Staten Island
By Alissa Quart
While Hollywood swoons over teen guerrillas, the real lost boys are hidden in plain sight.