Bronze Star Medal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33367/all en Backlash against new U.S. medal for drone pilots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/backlash-against-new-us-medal-drone-pilots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Phil Stewart</p> <p>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?</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/backlash-against-new-us-medal-drone-pilots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bronze Star Medal Military Technology United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757274 at http://www.globalpost.com