Drones

Medal for Drone Pilots and Cyberwarriors Shelved

Amidst much mocking

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The Pentagon on Monday shelved plans for a special medal for drone pilots, cyber warriors and other practitioners of remote warfare, in the face of growing opposition from lawmakers and veteran groups.

Instead Secretary Chuck Hagel has opted to create a special device that will be affixed to existing medals to connote it was awarded for actions that affected the battlefield but were taken far from it.