VA Chief Lies about Special Forces Service
The continued misstatement of military service in this country has become rampant. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting an ex Navy Seal or Green Beret who can't answer basic questions about their service because it is "classified". As any real special operator can tell you missions are classified people are not. Any special operator worth there salt has a benign and easily remembered cover story. This keeps them out of the limelight. Special Operators don't put themselves in the position to be challenged.
I read on another blog the authors opinion that the reason so many posers are coming out of the woodwork, is that veterans have become idolized in this country. Different from the Vietnam era when they were villified, now a days every veteran is a "hero". Somewhere we need to find a happy medium.