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"Warfare Medal" Created for Cyber, Drone Wars

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/distinguished-warfare-...

The Associated Press has learned that the new blue, red and white-ribboned Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded to individuals for "extraordinary achievement" related to a military operation that occurred after Sept. 11, 2001. But unlike other combat medals, it does not require the recipient risk his or her life to get it.

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VFW Commander-In-Chief

John Hamilton, the VFW’s commander-in-chief, said in a statement: “Medals that can only be earned in direct combat must mean more than medals awarded in the rear.”

http://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/2013-Articles/VF...

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Congress didn't declare War leaving soldiers culpable for crimes

But here is a fat paycheck and a shiny ribbon.

Free includes debt-free!

You're Right On

Not declared by the Congress.

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

New Award Positioned Inbetween Silver and Bronze Stars

It will undermine the current Bronze Star. Is this 'Distinguished Warfare Medal' intended only for foreign operations?

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath