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John McCain Biography

Former US Senator (R-AZ)
Pro to the question "Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?"

“We are now facing a new form of warfare with these non-state organizations that are spread all over Hell’s half-acre, and really the only way you can get at them that we know of now that’s viable is these drone operations… We’re not going to send boots on the ground and that’s certainly understandable.”

Rob Garver, “Hostage Deaths Aside, Support for Drone Strikes Still Strong in DC,”, Apr. 27, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the legal or strategic use of drone strikes. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to drone strikes and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (R-AZ), 1986-2018
  • Republican presidential nominee, 2008
  • US House of Representatives (R-AZ), 1st District, 1982-1986
  • POW, Vietnam War, 1967-1973
  • Pilot, US Navy, 1958-1981
  • Recipient, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Education:
  • Attended National War College, 1973-1974
  • BS, United States Naval Academy, 1958
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  • Legal name is John Sidney McCain, III
  • Born Aug. 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone
  • Senator McCain died of brain cancer on Aug. 25, 2018
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    Pro & Con Quotes: Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?