The Pentagon has issued a new directive at the behest of Barack Obama: No more use of "Long War" or "Global War on Terror." The newest deception is "Overseas Contingency Operation." Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi abolished the term "War on Terror" from use in the U.S. House of Representatives last year, and as a result, there are no more allocations in the budget for the Global War on Terror. Perhaps the War on Terror has been trashed and forgotten by our Representatives and Senators, but not from the hearts and minds of the people. Then, new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the government will refer to "terror" as "man man disasters." "Normal" people were flabbergasted and enraged. Now the Pentagon has issued a new directive - in writing - and it seems, a new warning. The Global War on Terror is officially the Overseas Contingency Operations. Obama does not want anyone to bring the War on Terror to his sanctified government facilities. What happens to these? Will they be cast upon the growing trash heap of Obama obscenities? What happens when a soldier proudly visits the Capital or the White House, in uniform complete with medals? What happens if they must testify about anything, dressed in uniform. As a soldier, wouldn't it be thrilling to wear a brass Overseas Contingency Operations Expedition medal? These medals are awarded to members of the military: The left is The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and on the right is the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. The expeditionary medal:
The chief of staff of the Air Force authorizes the wearing of the GWOT-S for those individuals who either directly or indirectly supported the designated operations. Individuals must have participated in or served in support of the Global War on Terrorism-specified operations on or after Sept. 11, 2001 to a future date to be determined... Service members must be assigned, attached or mobilized to a unit participating in or serving in support of designated operations for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days there is no time limit required for nonconsecutive days to be accumulated or meet one of the following criteria: Be engaged in actual combat against the enemy and under circumstances involving grave danger of death or serious bodily injury from enemy action; 2) While participating in the specified operation, regardless of time, is killed, wounded or injured requiring medical evacuation.The Service Medal:
Service members must be assigned, attached or mobilized to a unit participating in or serving in support of designated operations for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days, or meet one of the following criteria: Be engaged in actual combat against the enemy and under circumstances involving grave danger of death or serious bodily injury from enemy action, regardless of time in the area of eligibility. While participating in the designated operation, regardless of time, be killed, wounded or injured requiring medical evacuation from the area of eligibility.We won't need medals, anyway, so why fret. We have no enemies. There are no "enemy combatants." They have been banned also. Attorney General Eric Holder said this move will allow us to operate in a manner that strengthens our national security. I don't know how Secretary of Defense Gates can continue-on in the Obama administration.