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Defense hawk McCain also proves a tough military critic

In 2003, Senator John McCain addressed a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the proposed lease of 100 Boeing aircraft for use by the Air Force. In 2003, Senator John McCain addressed a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the proposed lease of 100 Boeing aircraft for use by the Air Force. (Stephen Crowley/New York Times)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / June 29, 2008

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WASHINGTON - In more than two decades in Congress, Senator John McCain has earned a reputation as a leading defense hawk, using his perch on the powerful Armed Services Committee and his war-hero status to advocate for a stronger military. (Full article: 1351 words)

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