John Hemming hitches a Humvee to Kandahar

Jon Hemming Reuters chief correspondent in Afghanistan, heads to Kandahar with a convoy of U.S. troops,

Normally as a reporter driving around Kabul, I take great care to avoid being anywhere near a foreign military convoy as they are the Taliban’s favorite target. But when you’re inside a Humvee, the tables are turned and you can’t help looking on every taxi driver or motorcycle rider as a potential attacker who might try to take your life with his. link

Meanwhile, if you take a look at the Wired Danger Room blog you’ll ovehear two frontline bloggers – David Axe and Alex Strick van Linschoten – talking over the situation in Afghanistan after the recent attacks on French troops east of Kabul and the way the media are playing it,

“The press are overplaying the feeling in Kabul,” writes my friend Alex Strick van Linschoten, a journalist based in Afghanistan. “And all these people writing ‘siege’ articles from outside Afghanistan are more or less just exaggerating.” link