Journalists Are Getting Trained Like War Correspondents To Cover The US Conventions

Given the types of firearms that are common on US streets and in the hands of law enforcement, Smyth recommends all journalists at the conventions consider wearing military-grade body armor.

At 7:30 in the morning, reporters gather around a dark van parked in Dupont Circle, some holding to-go coffee cups and wearing the calm expression of a person who doesn't know what they're in for. Shane Bell, a former elite commando of the Australian Armed Forces, is driving the group of about 10 from Washington, DC…

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