New Pentagon Medal

February 27, 2013 - 6:29 PM
This image released by the Department of Defense shows the obverse view with ribbon of the newly announced Distinguished Warefare Medal. The Pentagon created the new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations but do it from afar. The new medal for cyber warriors should get a demotion, according to veterans groups and lawmakers who say it shouldn’t outrank such revered honors as the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)