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    Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    The PJ Tatler » Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the concurrence of the service secretaries, have recommended the creation of a new distinguishing device that can be affixed to existing medals to recognize the extraordinary actions of this small number of men and women,” he continued. “I agree with the Joint Chiefs’ findings, and have directed the creation of a distinguishing device instead of a separate medal.
    They originally had created a medal for "Distinguished Warfare" to honor military people who contributed to fighting wars but were not physically present at the battle, such as pilots who fly drones. They got a lot of pushback from veterans and others who thought that this medal overshadowed medals won by participating directly in combat at risk to life and limb.

    I'm not sure how this "device" would work. I gather it would be attached to a service medal to honor extra-combat contributions to combat such as "Gulf War Service Medal with Distinguished Warfare Device".

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    Re: Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    This is an improvement in the pragmatic sense, and good for Hagel.

    Still, the whole thing stinks, IMO. Sitting at a desk in an air-conditioned room is not combat.

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    Re: Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    They should get an XBox controller. That's about it. No guts no glory. Those risking life and limb get the glory. Not gaming nerds sitting around remotely bombing countries.
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    Re: Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    Distinguished Warfare Medal Rejected! Device recommended instead

    From Blackfive blog @ BLACKFIVE: Distinguished Warfare Medal Rejected! Device recommended instead

    Even the Five-Sided Puzzle Palace will listen when vets and others give 'em heat!

    A device is something attached to an award or decoration to show special distinctions. One is an Oak Leaf Cluster and another would be devices like these indicating the number of reserve mobilizations:

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    Re: Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They should get an XBox controller. That's about it. No guts no glory. Those risking life and limb get the glory. Not gaming nerds sitting around remotely bombing countries.
    These guys do save lives you know, and they aren't free from harm themselves. They watch American men and women die painfully in ever-improving resolution and are sometimes completely helpless to do anything but watch. Then they have to go home and have their spouse start the "how was your day, honey?" conversation. It takes a toll.
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    Re: Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’
    what a bogus title
    there was NO pressure
    it was a done deal. Hagel could have allowed the measure authorized by his predecessor to stand
    but instead, he chose to rescind panetta's (foolish) idea
    kudos to Hagel for having the guts to make the right call
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    These guys do save lives you know, and they aren't free from harm themselves. They watch American men and women die painfully in ever-improving resolution and are sometimes completely helpless to do anything but watch. Then they have to go home and have their spouse start the "how was your day, honey?" conversation. It takes a toll.
    Oh boo hoo, war is tough for these controller jockeys, but not as tough as the people out there. Plus watching through a screen does a lot to remove one from the reality and morality of the system.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Under Pressure, Hagel Replaces Dronefare Medal with ‘Distinguishing Device’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Oh boo hoo, war is tough for these controller jockeys, but not as tough as the people out there. Plus watching through a screen does a lot to remove one from the reality and morality of the system.
    Because you would know, right?

    So is there no ground between "as bad as those over there" and "**** you here's a toy?"
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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