The military are people... like people who make up stuff in the civilian world. I take the military reports of fantastic maneuvers and out of this world performance with the same skepticism as all reports. Where is the proof, data, facts, etc.... This is also why military reports are taken much more seriously, it seems unlikely the military have an interest in creating fakes. Not impossible (if it leads to more funding, or individual service members might be craving attention at the risk of their career) but at least a whole lot less likely than a post by /u/aliensarereal148579 looking for upvotes.
The military is not special... but... maybe "we " are (were)