John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election

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There is recent progress in Iraq. Three-thousand U.S.-trained and equipped Iraqi forces are among those who have encircled Ramadi and are poised for an operation to retake the city from ISIS. Shipments of U.S. weapons are finally arriving to fighters in a timely fashion. But while Defense Ash Carter has not ruled out the use of forward air controllers, Defense Ash Carter said : I talked about that with our commanders … here. They have not recommended us taking that step at this time. Critics in Washington, like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have excoriated commanders for not recommending them. Obviously ISIS is winning in Iraq and for you not to be in favor of us having forward air controllers on the ground in some scholastic answer, you know full well as I do -- forward air controllers make the difference.

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... I think he may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving our country.

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This committee will continue to closely scrutinize the overall management and performance of the F-35 program, and we will hold individuals accountable.

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Additionally, I believe the United States must further ease the prohibition on the sale of lethal military equipment to Vietnam at this time, including all platforms that facilitate the Vietnamese armed forces' ability to operate more effectively on, above, and within its territorial waters.

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I'm not sure about that, my forebearers fought in the Civil War on the Southern side. They fought for what they believed in, so I can't go that far.

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This amendment provides greater assurances that never again will the United States follow that dark path of sacrificing our values for our short-term security needs.

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I believe past interrogation policies compromised our values, stained our national honor, and did little practical good, this amendment provides greater assurances that never again will the United States follow that dark path of sacrificing our values for our short-term security needs.

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Accountability must be restored to theFord-class aircraft carrier program, our nation simply cannot afford these kinds of cost overruns amid rising global threats and fiscal challenges.

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Our nation simply cannot afford these kinds of cost overruns amid rising global threats and fiscal challenges.

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CVN 79 is now $520 million over the Navy’s estimate.

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He'll get a lot of publicity for a day or so, but it won't affect the process overall.

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We're not doing enough of anything.

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This is a failure of a policy, which I think is not enough of anything.

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We need more boots on the ground, not the 82nd Airborne.

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I don't know them real well, but both have good reputations.

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We will renew this discussion with the administration, within Congress as to who actually should be running the drone operation.

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And I can understand, when it was a very small operation, why it would be done by the intelligence agencies, such as U-2s and other reconnaissance aircraft, for many years. Now it has reached the point where it's an integral part of the conflict.

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I can understand when it was a very small operation why it would be done by an intelligence agency.

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I would support the nominee for my party, I am a loyal Republican. I would hope that good sense would prevail here, because the realities of the world today do not allow for isolationist policies, we’ve already seen what happens from.

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Senator Paul is the worst possible candidate of the 20 or so that are running on the most important issue, which is national security.

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The record is very clear that [Paul] does not have an understanding of the needs or the threats of United States national security.

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Maybe it was through some medium that I'm not familiar with. Maybe bouncing it off the ozone layer, for all I know, there's a lot of holes in the ozone layer, so maybe it wasn't the ozone layer that he bounced it off of. Maybe it was through hand telegraph, maybe sign language, who knows?

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It is a very serious escalatory step, if you're going to use U.S. air power, what else is going to happen to make sure you stop the Houthi?

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It was very obvious to many of us that this did not have to happen, we did not take care of the regime that was in place, the president that was in there. It is a symptom of our failure throughout the Middle East.

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The United States can not default on our obligations and this bill prevents that from happening, the deal is not perfect. It is not what I would have written and I have great concerns about the cuts to our nation ’s defense spending that may have to occur as a result of this bill ’s passage. We must do everything we can to avoid an exercise in blind sequestration of defense funds that could come into play if the joint committee can not find a way to further avoid cuts of $ 1.2 trillion.

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General, that's immoral. It's not only unworkable, it's immoral, i do not know how you recruit young people to fight and ... we don't have a policy yet whether we're going to protect them or not.

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I do not know how you recruit young people to fight and ... we don't have a policy yet whether we're going to protect them or not.

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We are now flirting with disaster.

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Our Defense Department has grown larger but less capable, more complex but less innovative, more proficient at defeating low-tech adversaries but more vulnerable to high-tech ones.

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Innovation is measured in 18-month cycles in the commercial market. The Defense Department has acquisition cycles that can last 18 years.

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Such inflammatory rhetoric has no place in this body and serves no purpose other than to further divide us, i think he owes this body, Ms. Lynch and all Americans an apology.

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If we're going to have a lower (defense) number than the president of the United States is proposing, we have no credibility on saying that we are committed to defending this nation -- not when every service chief, every witness before our committee says it will devastate ... our ability to defend the nation, you can't do that and claim that you care about national defense.

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I am afraid that you will hear very little from them in the way of a strategy to defeat ISIS, all intelligence indicates that [ISIS's] ultimate goal is to strike the United States of America. They can't destroy us, but there's no doubt that they're a direct threat.

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General Dempsey is the most disappointing chairman of the Joint Chiefs that I have seen, and I have seen many of them.

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They are trying to intentionally or unintentionally circumvent the intent of the law.

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We need to fund the Department of Homeland Security, we cannot shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

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I think that’s the best way we can resolve this.

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You have to have a stabilizing force, you're going to also have to have American boots on the ground. That does not mean massive numbers. … But it does mean forward air controllers, Special Forces and many others.

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I think we should not restrain the President of the United States.

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But to restrain him in our authorization of him taking military action I think, frankly, is unconstitutional and eventually leads to 535 commanders-in-chief.

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There are ways we can address what the President, did [which] was unconstitutional, but it's not through shutting down the Department of Homeland Security.

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The American people didn't give us the majority to have a fight between House and Senate Republicans.

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Providing defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine is not inconsistent with the search for a political solution, it is an essential component to achieving it, nothing about this deal has changed that.

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The agreement reached in Minsk freezes the conflict at a time of separatist advantage, solidifies the gains of Russian aggression and leaves Ukraine's border with Russia firmly under Moscow's control pending a comprehensive political settlement whose content is unknown and feasibility is unclear.

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A group of us met with President Ghani over the weekend, and he was very strong and adamant that this current plan will put the nation in danger. And I hope that our leadership will pay attention to him.

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If we want to constrain the president's actions, we have the power of the purse, the Constitution says the president of the United States is the commander in chief.

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The Ukrainians are being slaughtered and we're sending them blankets and meals, blankets don't do well against Russian tanks.

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I think that would not be appropriate treatment of the prime minister of Israel, and I'm sure they can respond to their constituents as to why they would do that, the overriding reason he was invited is because of our concerns with the negotiation with Iran, which will then allow Iran to become a nuclear power.

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The overriding reason he was invited is because of our concerns with the negotiation with Iran, which will then allow Iran to become a nuclear power.

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I sincerely hope the president who nominated you will empower you to lead and contribute to the fullest extent of your abilities, because at a time of multiplying threats to our security, America needs a strong secretary of defense now more than ever.

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He needs some types of weapons very badly.

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For God's sake, can't we help these people defend themselves? This is not an incursion. This is an invasion.

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He basically said, 'I'm going to do my thing, you do your thing.' We got it, we got the message.

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The argument that I hear from the administration is that we don't want to provoke Vladimir Putin. That is just Orwellian... history will judge this administration incredibly harshly, the only thing that will dissuade Vladimir Putin from what he is doing is when coffins come back to the families in Russia.

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That decision sets a troubling precedent that will only empower and embolden bad actors to use cyber as an offensive weapon even more aggressively in the future.

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John McCain said. Last weekend, the Obama administration sent six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees as part of Guantanamo Bay plan to depopulate the camp prior to its closure. Four of the former detainees -- Ahmed Adnan Ahjam, Ali Hussain Shaabaan, Omar Mahmoud Faraj, and Jihad Diyab -- are Syrian nationals, while Abdul Bin Mohammed Abis Ourgy is Tunisian, and Mohammed Tahanmatan is Palestinian, according to Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby. RELATED : GOP congressman : We' ought to rethink' Gitmo transfer policy I just don't think that is trustworthy, i am very concerned.

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If I went to the members of the committee today and said,' Look they are going to be moved to a maximum security prison in some location in the United States of America and we have a plan for that transfer, I think most of them would be perfectly happy about that.

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It's one of these things you just propose amendments to bills and encourage hearings and sooner or later the dam breaks, but I have to tell you ... the power of this maritime lobby is as powerful as anybody or any organization I have run up against in my political career. All I can do is appeal to the patron saint of lost causes and keep pressing and pressing and sooner or later you have to succeed.

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But I have to tell you ... the power of this maritime lobby is as powerful as anybody or any organization I have run up against in my political career. All I can do is appeal to the patron saint of lost causes and keep pressing and pressing and sooner or later you have to succeed.

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We're about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interests, i am not against political appointees ... but here we are, a nation that's on the verge of seceded its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we're gonna send the producer of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as our ambassador.

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I am not against political appointees ... but here we are, a nation that's on the verge of seceded its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we're gonna send the producer of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as our ambassador.

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It's got to be done in a way that would be more effective than sending in a whole bunch of troops, not sending in the large numbers that we did in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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They are fighting against people with lethal weapons. They need lethal weapons to fight back. It is disgraceful and shameful that we won’t give them lethal weapons.

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