Nightly News   |  February 13, 2013

Pentagon creates new military medal

The Distinguished Warfare Medal will be awarded for extraordinary achievement in things such as operating drones or taking part in cyber warfare. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the pentagon has created a new medal to award to those in uniform who contribute to the fight without ever serving in harm's way. it's called the distinguished warfare medal. it will be rewarded for extraordinary achievement in things like operating drones or taking part in cyber warfare . the pentagon wants to point out their contribution to the war effort is no less valid. the decoration would rank between the silver and bronze stars in terms of its significance.