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"Unless America is actively engaged in trying to support those in the broader Middle East who wish to replace despair and extremism with hope and freedom, I fear the tide of war will eventually hit us again." Read more» 2

It should be clear to members of Congress that only the threat of military action against the Assad regime's chemical weapons capabilities is what could create a possibility for Assad to give up control of those weapons. Read more»

"The purpose of military action in Syria should not be to help the president save face. It should not be merely cosmetic. Instead, the goal of military action should be to shift the balance of power on the battlefield against Assad and his forces." Read more»

It is not in our national security interest for this conflict to grind on, as some suggest. To the contrary, as we have clearly seen, the longer the conflict in Syria goes on, the worse and worse it gets and the more it spreads throughout the region. Read more» 1

The massacre of civilians this week in Egypt has brought our longstanding relationship with that country to a fork in the road. The events now unfolding will directly impact the national security interests of the United States, and we cannot remain disengaged. Read more»

The Yarnell Hill Fire, burning a day after 19 firefighters were killed by the blaze.

Honoring the members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed last week battling the Yarnell Hill Fire, Sen. John McCain introduced a resolution honoring the firefighters in the Senate on Wednesday. Read more»

Our last election was not primarily, or even secondarily, about national security. But to the extent that a referendum was held on that issue, polls show that most Americans gave their vote to the Democrats. This was a sea change, and there are many reasons for it, but a major one is clearly the legacy of Iraq. Read more»

McCain campaigning with now-Sen. Jeff Flake in October.

What is going on now is not acceptable. In reality, what has been created is a defacto amnesty. We, the American people, have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve us food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. Read more» 2

President Obama recently said the broader Middle East has been experiencing some 'bumps in the road.' If the President had taken some time to hold even one meeting with his foreign colleagues during his visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York today, perhaps they would have told him what has really happened in the Middle East on his watch. Read more»

Despite this horrific attack, we cannot give in to the temptation to believe that our support for the democratic aspirations of people in Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere in the broader Middle East is naive or mistaken. Read more» 1

The DISCLOSE Act is closer to a clever attempt at political gamesmanship, than actual reform. By conveniently setting high thresholds for reporting requirements, it forces some entities to inform the public about the origins of their financial support, while allowing others – most notably those affiliated with organized labor – to fly below the FEC's regulatory radar. Read more»

This is a historic day for the people of Libya. After 42 years of darkness and cruelty under Qaddafi, and after nine months of brutal fighting and sacrifice to liberate their great nation, Libyans have now elected their own leaders and continued to determine their own destiny. Read more»

For 15 months now, the Syrian people have faced an onslaught of violence from Bashar al-Assad. When it comes to the administration's policy toward Syria, to say they are 'leading from behind' is too generous. That suggests they are leading. They are just behind. Read more»

I pray that President Obama will finally realize what President Clinton came to understand during the Balkans wars. How many more have to die? How many more people have to die in Syria before the United States will assume its responsibility of leadership? Read more»

U.S. Sen. John McCain released this statement Thursday regarding concerns about the safety of flying the F-22A Raptor. Read more» 1

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