Friday, February 15, 2013

Backlash Against The Pentagon's New High-Tech Warfare Medal

VFW Slams Pentagon's Drone Medal, Complains It Would Outrank Purple Heart -- FOX News

WASHINGTON – America’s largest combat veterans group is worried the creation of a new medal for drone strikes and cyber-warfare could bestow higher honor on those using a joystick to kill terrorists than soldiers wounded on the battlefield.

The Distinguished Warfare Medal, announced Wednesday, would rank higher than the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, which is given to servicemembers killed or wounded in battle. The new medal would rank immediately below the Distinguished Flying Cross.

But to some, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, creating a non-combat medal is turning into a major Pentagon misfire.

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More News On The Pentagon's New High-Tech Warfare Medal

Pentagon's new high-tech warfare medal draws backlash
-- USA Today
VFW Wants New Medal Ranked Lower --
A New Medal Honors Drone Pilots and Computer Experts
-- New York Times
DOD announces new Distinguished Warfare Medal to include drone operators -- Examiner
New Medal for Drone Pilots and Cyber Warriors --
New medals for new warriors: Cyberfighters, drone pilots will be eligible -- Washington Times
A New “Afar” Medal: What Does It Mean?
-- Mark Thompson, Time
Does the Distinguished Warfare Medal degrade military honors? -- FOX News
Combat medal for remotely piloting a drone is insulting -- Tod Robberson, Dallas News
US gong to honour back-line heroes -- Sydney Morning Herald

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