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Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone warriors

Outgoing US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta takes his seat as he arrives for his final press conference in the Pentagon briefing room on February 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.The Pentagon unveiled a new medal on Wednesday to honor "extraordinary" troops who launch cyber attacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, announcing the new "Distinguished Warfare Medal," said it was time to recognize those who play a crucial role in modern warfare with hi-tech weapons far from the frontline.