“...the perspective of the guy in the fox hole: they’re questioning the leadership of the Pentagon”.
This is the real reason behind this project.
BHO strikes again (or rather, Jarrett, Ayers, Alinsky & Soros)
This decision reminds me of the bone-headed idea of the army to give black berets to ALL soldiers, since it would improve morale by making the soldiers feel better about themselves.
I guess they found that a lot of soldiers would have felt better about themselves if they looked like Rangers. As if they had EARNED the black beret!
The military has forgotten, if they were ever taught, the reasons behind metals. They offer clear visual clue as to who has seen combat and who has not. When the wheels come off who do you think the line grunt is most likely to follow - a person with a chest full of combat based metals or a general officer with a single row of “alive in ‘65” type metals?
This sounds like a medal given for the same reasons that they give every kid on the soccer team a medal. I agree that a medal should be given for proficiency, but it should rank up there with a “National Service Medal” or a “Good Conduct Medal”. To endow it with anything else, detracts from medals that award acts of valor (Bronze Star, Silver Star, Purple Heart, MOH, Navy Cross, etc.)
Anyone considering accepting one of these “feel good” medals for something it isn’t, should turn it down.
The US Army symbol as seen on the dress uniform service hat the golden eagle, until I believe the Clinton administration was used as the emblem of the US Army flag, a golden eagle against a red field.
They changed it into that ridiculous concoction of blue objects in a white field of surrender.
Time to bring the proud golden eagle back.
Forget the pilots. I want to know who IDs the targets. Who are we giving the power of life and death? Some Pakistani pick pocket with an axe to grind?