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New Military Medals for Cyber and Drone Wars

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.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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    The medal is described as a brown, steaming, cylindrical device fixed in a pool of red in a field of yellow. Appurtenances for additional awards shall be brown cylinders.

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