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Pentagon Keyboard Jockeys Can Now Out-Decorate Combat Heroes

John281 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:07 AM
Another winger blowhard bleating about things of which she knows as little as any on MSNBC. News flash sweet cheeks: the armed services are welcoming drones with open arms, and for good reason: they're cheap, effective, and oh by the way SAFE for their operators, at least at the moment. You want the military to simply reject them because their operators can't get medals? You are one sorry piece of work, girl. Take it from someone who spent a quarter century in uniform: you are unworthy of further commentary, readership or consideration. On the strength of this tripe I'm now actively considering cancelling my TH subscription. I am certainly not going to renew.

PARIS -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced last week that the Pentagon has created a new military award for keyboard cyber-warriors and drone joystick jockeys.

The Distinguished Warfare Medal will recognize those whose ability to incinerate a designated target from the comfort of an office chair wasn't prohibitively affected by a jumpy trigger finger on the joystick from a mid-shift java jolt. Or, as Panetta put it: "The medal provides distinct, department-wide recognition for the extraordinary achievements that directly impact on combat operations, but that do not involve acts of valor or physical risk that combat entails."

Given that this...