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Military Awards and Decorations

Distinguished Warfare Medal, Now a "Distinguishing Device"

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Through the White House's "We the People -- Your Voice in our Government" petition process, thousands of signatures were gathered for a petition to the Obama Administration to lower the precedence of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal.

The Purple Heart: Reflecting the Changing Nature of War and of U.S. Society

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The Purple Heart, perhaps more than other military decorations, has reflected and continues to reflect the changing nature of warfare and, more importantly, the changing character of the nation that sends its men and women into harm's way.

The Medal of Honor: An Honor Too Far?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Americans will feel better about themselves when all our heroes are recognized for their valor and sacrifices in a more timely, objective and equitable way.