The Pentagon wants awards for bravery for drone pilots who kill people remotely far from the field of battleSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 23:35
JULY 11, 2012
The Pentagon wants awards for bravery for drone pilots who kill people remotely far from the field of battle
The effort to depict drone warfare as some sort of courageous and noble act is intensifying:
The Pentagon is considering awarding a Distinguished Warfare Medal to drone pilots who work on military bases often far removed from the battlefield. . . .
[Army Institute of Heraldry chief Charles] Mugno said most combat decorations require “boots on the ground” in a combat zone, but he noted that “emerging technologies” such as drones and cyber combat missions are now handled by troops far removed from combat.