The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal may be authorized for three categories of operations: U.S. military combat operations; U.S. military combat operations in direct support of the United Nations; and U.S. combat operations of assistance for friendly foreign nations. The medal shall be awarded only for operations for which no other U.S. campaign medal is approved, where a hostile foreign armed opposition was encountered.

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