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McCain blasts Navy's LCS ship plan; urges cut to 24 vessels

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain on Wednesday blasted the U.S. Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program as a "shameful" and dangerous waste of taxpayer money, and he urged the Pentagon to cut its planned purchases back by another eight ships to 24 ships.

McCain urges mass US military aid for Ukraine

US Senator John McCain called for massive military assistance to Ukraine Saturday, while warning that Russia's actions in its former Soviet neighbour could lead to unprecedented measures by the United States and it allies. "Ukraine is going to need a long-term military assistance programme from the United States," McCain told reporters following a US senate delegation visit to the Ukrainian capital, voicing what he said was a personal opinion.

McCain fury over 'secret' Congress move on drones

A political row erupted Thursday after the Washington Post reported that US lawmakers secretly inserted language into a huge spending bill that blocks major changes to the nation's controversial drone program. Veteran US Senator John McCain said he was flabbergasted to learn that members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, who are mainly focused on cobbling together funding for federal agencies, slipped a provision into the $1.1 trillion spending package that maintains the Central Intelligence Agency's role in deadly counter-terrorism operations.

McCain: 'Obamacare' website woes could help Republicans

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled launch of Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare website could give Republicans a chance to regain some of the political ground they lost during the recent government shutdown, Republican Senator John McCain said on Monday.

War hero McCain says shutdown halts military death benefits

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain said on Tuesday that members of Congress should be "embarrassed" and "ashamed" for the suspension of death benefits for American soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan. Speaking on the Senate floor, McCain said these $100,000 payments have been denied to at least five families because of the government shutdown, now in week two.

McCain: General Giap victories came at 'immense' cost

US Senator and former prisoner of war John McCain said Monday that Vietnam's willingness to suffer "immense casualties" was the linchpin in legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap's defeat of American forces. Hours after the news of Giap's death Friday at age 102, McCain in a brief tweet praised the legendary general as a "brilliant military strategist" who once called the United States an honorable enemy. But in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, McCain called into question the morality of the Vietnamese tactic, which he said Giap executed with an "unbending will."

Senator John McCain confident of identifying 'good guys' in Syria

WASHINGTON. DC - US Senator John McCain said on Wednesday, two days after meeting with rebels in Syria, that he is confident the United States can send weapons to fighters in Syria without the risk they will fall into the wrong hands. "We can identify who these people are. We can help the right people," McCain said on CNN's program "Anderson Cooper 360."

McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'

US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for a Russian news website on Thursday, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you." The senior US lawmaker and 2008 Republican presidential nominee accosted Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia's reputation on the world stage.

McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'

US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for a Russian news website on Thursday, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you." The senior US lawmaker and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee accosted Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia's reputation on the world stage.

McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you'

US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you." The senior US lawmaker, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, accosted Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia's reputation on the world stage.
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