28 Jan '14, 9pm

Pentagon to review all military medals

Pentagon to review all military medals

Related Drone medal fails to take off On the hunt for military phonies The Distinguished Warfare Medal, which could go to servicemembers who never set foot in a combat zone, but launch drone strikes or cyberattacks that kill or disable an enemy. The Pentagon announced Tuesday a broad-ranging review to examine the full range of medals and awards. Department of Defense The Purple Heart is the oldest and most expensive medal of the military's awards. Rebekah-mae Bruns/U.S. Army WASHINGTON — With the politically dicey issue of how to recognize service by drone pilots and cyber warriors still awaiting an answer, the Pentagon announced Tuesday a broad-ranging review to settle not only that question, but examine the full range of medals and awards. Officials said the review, ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, would likely kick off within a month or so and be complete by la...

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