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Pentagon Keyboard Jockeys Can Now Out-Decorate Combat Heroes

Selek Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:20 PM
Unless they get some chiny chest-tin foil, the arm-chair quarterbacks won't be able to compete with REAL HEROES when it comes time for deciding who get's the promotion. In the real-world, that's called "justice". Bur remember- the US military no longer exists to provide the world's most effective fighting force. They're NEW mission, ala Pinetta, is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field."

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...