Uproar Over Pentagon's New ‘Drone’ Medal

Mike O'Brien

The Defense Department this week unveiled its new Distinguished Warfare Medal which can be awarded for drone strikes and cyber warfare activity. It means the medal can be given to service personnel who never face the enemy in any kind of physical confrontation. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said: "This award recognizes the reality of the kind of technological warfare we are engaged in the 21st century." News of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, however, has not been warmly received by m...
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