New Medal higher than bronze star

I hope this is a joke.

F(*7ing meaningless

WASHINGTON (AP) — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.

But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it from afar.

But then this.

The new blue, red and white-ribboned Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded to individuals for ‘‘extraordinary achievement’’ related to a military operation that occurred after Sept. 11, 2001. But unlike other combat medals, it does not require the recipient risk his or her life to get it.

Officials said the new medal will be the first combat-related award to be created since the Bronze Star in 1944.

A recognition of the evolving 21st Century warfare, the medal will be considered a bit higher in ranking than the Bronze Star, but is lower than the Silver Star, defense officials said.

Can you say Bullshit!!!!!!

How about a big F@#$you to all those that put their asses on the line in harms way. 


5 thoughts on “New Medal higher than bronze star

  1. Pingback: Allen West “The latest effort to diminish the heroic achievements of those who risk their life and limb in combat | AllenWestRepublic

  2. Does that mean the Guys in Payroll get a Bronze Star Now???
    I hope not because it took me two years to get my money after I got out.


  3. It’s almost as if it is a political badge of honor given out to those people who are willing to push the button to kill targets, when the politicians say so. In a world where Americans are dying overseas, I can see how that can be useful. In Libya, the award may be given out for those that were willing to “not” push the button, perhaps.

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