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Backlash against new U.S. medal for drone pilots

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Should U.S. drone pilots or cyber warriors thousands of miles from the battlefield be eligible for a more prestigious combat medal than soldiers wounded or killed in action? The Pentagon concluded this week the answer is "yes" - at least in extraordinary circumstances, and announced the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, outranking even the Bronze Star.
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