Military

Myths are important symbols of cultural unity, and perhaps no myths are more important in the modern era than the military myths that establish our national heritage and remind us of the values our nation stands for.

Did Delta Force Raid Biden’s Compound in Ukraine? This rumor is little more than a conspiratorial game of Mad Libs.
    False
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Did the Military Spend $1 Billion on This ‘New Vehicle’? The vehicle's front end featured a giant ball, similar to the boulder from "Indiana Jones...
    False
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Is the Story Behind Alix Idrache West Point Photograph Genuine? An emotional image of a West Point graduate is often shared as an example of...
    Mostly True
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Do Veterans Get Free Access to National Parks? Starting Veterans Day 2020, veterans and Gold Star families have a new benefit.
    True
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30 marines killed helicopter
Were 30 Marines Just Killed in a Helicopter Crash? A years-old news story recirculated in the wake of another deadly helicopter crash.
    Outdated
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Did Soleimani Command Forces That Killed U.S. Capt. Brian S. Freeman? Widely shared Facebook posts provided a poignant reflection in the U.S. in the wake of...
    Unproven
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Is US Army Sending Texts About a Military Draft? The military has been an all-volunteer force since 1973.
    False
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Did Thousands of Young Trump Supporters Enlist After Soleimani’s Killing? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Did President Trump Pardon Fort Hood Shooter ‘Nidal Hassan’? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Were More Hunting Licenses Sold in US Than Number of Soldiers in World’s Biggest Armies? We're not exactly sure how these two figures are related.
    Mixture
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Lone star tick on a human limb
Did Lawmakers Demand the Pentagon Disclose If It Developed Weaponized Ticks? A curious amendment to the 2020 Defense Authorization Act demands answers on the question of...
    True
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Is Indianapolis’ Area Code a Tribute to the Survivors of a Naval Tragedy? A local legend connects the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis to telephone service.
    Legend
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