Awards and decorations of the United States Air Force http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33323/all en Medal for high-tech warriors draws fire from US veterans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/medal-high-tech-warriors-draws-fire-us-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Combat veterans on Friday denounced a new medal for US troops who direct drone strikes or cyber attacks, calling the award an insult to those who risk life and limb on the battlefield.</p> <p>Defense Secretary Leon Panetta unveiled the new "Distinguished Warfare Medal" on Wednesday, saying it would recognize service members who play a crucial role in combat with high-tech weapons far from the frontline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/medal-high-tech-warriors-draws-fire-us-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Awards and decorations of the United States Air Force Military Technology United States AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757055 at http://www.globalpost.com