Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announces a new medal that recognizes combat contributions made far from the battlefield. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Winning The Battle Remotely: New Medal Awards Evolving Warfare

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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, with Col. John Shafer, at Foward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Bowman

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Larry Abramson, reporting from Afghanistan

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