Afghanistan: Humvee TV

The paratroopers in Afghanistan travel in the same armored Humvees as the soldiers in Iraq.

The doors are heavy and resemble vault doors. The windows are several inches thick and are never open. The Humvees, especially in Iraq, are a little bubble of safety. A place where the troopers can shut out the danger. But the feeling is different in Afghanistan. While there is a roadside bomb threat here, when you finally open the heavy door of the Humvee you don't have that same sense of foreboding. It doesn't feel like you are exposing yourself as much.

Maybe it is the picturesque mountains or the desolate patches of gravel desert between the villages instead of the garbage choked streets of Baghdad...

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