Lying With A Straight Face
The CBS headline says: U.S. Missile Defense Test Successful
You read the story and find out the "interceptor missile" did launch, and the new Japanese warhead seemed to work as hoped, but then you get to the "target".
The interceptor hit the "target"...well, it hit the point the "target" would have been, if it were real and not simply part of a computer program.
This test proved nothing worth talking about or funding.