Covering conflict, the arms trade, tactics and human rights. Former infantry, U.S.M.C. Author of THE GUN, a grim history of automatic weapons and their influence on war, selected as a Best Book by The Atlantic and The Washington Post and an Editor's Pick by The New York Times. Living with a big family by hook, hoe, bullet and blade off the sea and local land (as much as time and work allow). Tired hands. Old arts. Wood fires. Good meals.