New high-tech warfare medal draws backlash

The Pentagon sparked an uproar among troops and veterans when…

The Pentagon sparked an uproar among troops and veterans when it revealed that a new high-level medal honoring drone pilots will rank above some traditional combat valor medals in the military’s “order of precedence.”

The Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded to pilots of unmanned aircraft, offensive cyberwar experts or others who are directly involved in combat operations, but who are not physically in theater and facing the physical risks that warfare historically entails.

The new medal will rank just below the Distinguished Flying Cross. It will have precedence over — and be worn on a uniform ahead of — the Bronze Star with Valor device, awarded to troops for specific heroic acts performed under fire in combat.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    You can’t control the environment with joystick ninjas it takes ground pounders! No one ever won with them keyboard commandos that don’t even think for themselves and are controlled by the 3 letter agencies and no one ever won without boots on the ground that do and think for themselves!