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War is uncertain. Reporting live on war’s uncertainties is tough. Fortunately, MSNBC’s Brian Williams is certain of many things about war, even things that never happened, and last night, he was certain that the U.S.’s nighttime Tomahawk launch ops were beautiful, just beautiful — as beautiful as a lefty Canadian folk singer’s lyrics. You go to war with the anchormen you have. Here’s how our newest war will unfold, according to Anchorman First Class Williams.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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An altered photo and unverified claims of combat wounds, medals, and overseas service have landed Washington State Rep. Graham Hunt, a Republican from Orting, Washington, on a growing list of public figures accused of embellishing their military service.

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When news broke that NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams misrepresented an oft-told story about being in a Chinook helicopter in Iraq in 2003 that was forced down by enemy fire, many journalists and veterans alike expressed frustration and disappointment.

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On Wednesday, Stars and Stripes reported that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams had lied about being aboard a helicopter hit by an RPG during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a claim he made Friday night while telling the story of a retired soldier he met on the ground in Iraq in 2003. Calls for his resignation or for him to be fired by NBC soon followed.

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