The surprising news from the Pentagon is not that we are now awarding medals to drone pilots. The surprise is that the drone pilot’s medal has a rank among medals for bravery and this one ranks above the Bronze Star with Valor. The new medal is ranked just below the Distinguished Flying Cross. That means a man who pilots a robot from an air conditioned warehouse in Nevada could be awarded a more prestigious medal for using weapon configured like a video game than a man who literally rushes a machine gun nest.
The article was sourced from ArmyTimes which is actually a great publication and a real source of journalism.
This is odd how people can fall in love with their weapons and their ideas and lose perspective. This is the work of weapons industry lobbyists. This is an incredibly stupid decision.