the Defense Department has pulled the plug on a proposed medal of valor for drone operators and cyber warriors. The Distinguished Warfare Medal, which was announced two months ago by outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, was shelved by new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on April 15...'Cause we all know it takes real balls to sit in a booth thousands of miles away from "the enemy" and let go a missile at them while they sleep, get married, take a walk, attend a funeral or are eating a meal. Real guts that.
The medal was intended to be awarded to members of the military engaged in cyber operations or in drone operations that saved the lives of those on the battlefield, going above and beyond the call of duty.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
“Distinguished Warfare” Drone and Cyber Medal Shot Down
Picked up from Ars Technica