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DOD creates controversy with new Distinguished Warfare Medal

Posted by Daniel Sauerwein on February 14, 2013

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119290>
Panetta Announces Distinguished Warfare Medal
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This new award is causing quite a stir among veterans (see here and here), as it is set to outrank the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in the order of precedence. It is meant to reflect the changes to modern warfare, including the use of drones and cyber warfare. This leads me to raise the question in the poll below.

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