Senator John McCain

Election Could Hand McCain Armed Services Gavel

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

WASHINGTON — It may not be on the ballot, but this midterm election will decide who leads one of Congress' most important military committees. If the polling holds, the Senate will be welcoming John McCain as the new Armed Services chairman come January, along with the experience and political fireworks he is likely to bring to the dais. The p... more

McCain: Time to Ease Arms Sales Ban on Vietnam

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. Sen. John McCain said Friday in Vietnam that it's time for the United States to ease the ban on selling lethal arms to the communist country, saying it has progressed on human rights. McCain told reporters in Hanoi that the easing should happen gradually, but he hoped it could begin as early as next month. "It should be ... more

USS Forrestal Begins Final Voyage to Scrap Yard

USS Forrestal

It was like living aboard a floating city. There was recreation. Allen Polixa, a crew member on the USS Forrestal from 1980 to 1982, often took "swim breaks" miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, jumping into the water from just below the ship's top deck. There was order. Fight a colleague or steal from another crew member, said Jimmie Stewart, who... more

McCain, Kaine Unveil Measure to Change War Powers

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

WASHINGTON -- Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution, often ignored by presidents of both parties, and replace it wi... more

McCain Blasts Panel for Meddling in Drone Policy

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Thursday told leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee it is "not their business" to create U.S. drone policy. McCain was reacting to an exclusive report in the Washington Post that said the $1.1 trillion spending bill for the remainder of fiscal 2014 before Congress secretly restricts funds to transfer the U.S.... more

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