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Behind closed doors, the U.S. military scrutinizes modern cases of valor for new Medals of Honor | The Washington Post

Behind closed doors, the U.S. military scrutinizes modern cases of valor for new Medals of Honor | The Washington Post

The Pentagon’s search to make sure that modern war heroes are appropriately recognized has reached a new phase, with senior service officials meeting behind closed doors to review the cases of hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

The process, directed by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, started early this year and could lead to numerous cases in which veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are retroactively awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for combat valor, or service cross medals that are considered one step lower.

Source: Behind closed doors, the U.S. military scrutinizes modern cases of valor for new Medals of Honor – The Washington Post