Featured Image: Photo: Distinguished Warfare Medal. (the “A lmost Medal”) Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has approved the Distinguished Warfare Medal, designed to recognize service members directly affecting combat operations who may not even be on the same continent as the action. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)
We should have a “They Almost Got Away With It” file for reports like this. . . EDITOR
From Space Wars by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) April 15, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled a new combat medal for US troops who launch drone strikes or cyber attacks after a torrent of criticism from veterans and lawmakers.
Hagel opted to scrap the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal” for a pin or device that could be added to existing medals to recognize service members operating unmanned aircraft or cyber weapons, Hagel said in a statement. . . . Read Complete Report
Dig a LITTLE DEEPER in the THEI Archive:
3/12/13: Hagel Orders Review of Drone Medal Ranking
3/4/13: Veterans enraged over drone medals for ‘geeks’ ~ Ranks ABOVE Bronze Star and Purple Heart (Video Report)