LOLwhut? For what, exactly, "...bold action in blowing up Achmed Badguy, Mrs. Budguys #2 and 3, a dozen little Badguys ranging in age from 3 to 19 and most of a 2011 Mercedes, despite a really huge boil on his hinder parts and a raging case of hemorrhoids during a sunny, warm April afternoon while the coffee machine was broken and none of his buddies could spare a buck for the pop machine, W/O J. Random Geek is hereby awarded this Distinguished Award For Outstanding Sitzfleisch ....," a medal that ranks a bit higher than the lowest one awarded for doing brave things while actual hostile forces are actually shooting at your actual self with actual bullets, using IEDs, etc.
Not just no but Hells no. I'm still trying to make up my mind if some drone uses ought to rate war crimes trials and the Pentagon wants to hand out real medal-type-medals for playing a video game that kills people by very remote control?
(Note, you can also get this here decoration for valorous hacking, possibly with Jolt-can clusters. Everyone knows the really good hackers are motivated by general-public glory, right? Just ask Anonymous!)
Drone pilots do well? Great. Buy 'em dinner. Send 'em to a movie. Write them up in the Base newspaper, just like you would a clerk or an IT tech serving far behind the lines.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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