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US drone operators, cyber troops to get distinguished medal: Pentagon

US drone operators, cyber troops to get distinguished medal: Pentagon 14 Feb 2013 The Pentagon says it is creating the Distinguished Warfare Medal that can be awarded to those US troops who launch assassination drone strikes and direct cyber attacks. The outgoing US Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, said on Wednesday that the US drone operators and those who direct cyber attacks would be eligible to receive the medal for their direct impact on a US military operation from afar. "I've seen firsthand how modern tools, like remotely piloted platforms and cyber systems, have changed the way wars are fought," Panetta said.

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MEDDLING?

Long gone are the days when war criminals were taken to The Hague.  Today, they are given medals of "honor" even if they're worthless, it's still better than a rope around their neck as they so rightfully deserve.