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OBAMA’S POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: Pentagon creates new "been there, done that" medal for people who have "never been there"

It used to be that medals were awarded for valor or participation in battles. Now, it appears that a remote drone pilot or cyber-warrior can be awarded a medal while sitting in a safe location, in a cushy chair – provided he kills the right terrorist, saves troops on the ground or interdicts a cyber attack. It’s called the “Distinguished Warfare Medal” described as a  brass pendant, nearly two inches tall, with a laurel wreath that circles a globe. There is an eagle in the center. The ribbon has blue, red and white stripes. No pictures have been released by the Pentagon.

Its ranking is above a Bronze Star (4th highest medal) and lower than a Silver Star. The medal itself is not that unusual as there is also a “Defense Distinguished Service Medal” which is not awarded for combat activities.

One must wonder if awarding or wearing such a medal in public is tantamount to putting a bullseye on our best assets so they can be picked off by our enemies, both foreign and domestic while they walk down the street?

-- steve

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