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If The Gov't Does It, It's Legal!: Pentagon To Award Medals For Killing Women And Children

If The Gov't Does It, It's Legal!: Pentagon To Award Medals For Killing Women And Children

Senator: “If there’s a line of traffic coming out of a camp and we think that is populated by people who don’t like America — we bomb them”

BY LOLITA C. BALDOR
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON -- They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.

But the troops who launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized with the first new combat-related medal to be created in decades.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it well away from any combat zone.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/13/3232134/pentagon-creat...