The Herald and Stuff websites have published a photo of two New Zealand SAS soldiers in Kabul.
There is apparently a media convention (though this was denied by the Herald's John Roughan on Checkpoint tonight) of not identifying SAS men or operational matters relating to them.
This is tricky stuff. The Herald claims the picture was newsworthy. On the other hand, does it put the lives of our men at risk?
I must say I feel uncomfortable about the publication of this photo. Our men are in Afghanistan to do an important job, and publishing details of where they are and who they are has the potential to endanger their security. Well, that's one argument anyway. The other is that we ave a right to know what our troops are doing in our name.
Do you have a view?