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Mc Cain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and followed his father and grandfather—both four-star admirals—into the U. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire.While Mc Cain was on a bombing mission over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. Mc Cain experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer.
It's a fascinating history of a remarkable military family." Mc Cain announced his candidacy for president on September 27, 1999, in Nashua, New Hampshire, saying he was staging "a fight to take our government back from the power brokers and special interests, and return it to the people and the noble cause of freedom it was created to serve".
In 1997, Mc Cain became chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee; he was criticized for accepting funds from corporations and businesses under the committee's purview, but in response said the small contributions he received were not part of the big-money nature of the campaign finance problem.
Mc Cain took on the tobacco industry in 1998, proposing legislation that would increase cigarette taxes in order to fund anti-smoking campaigns, discourage teenage smokers, increase money for health research studies, and help states pay for smoking-related health care costs.
Day, but admitted in 2008: "I was wrong and eventually realized that, in time to give full support [in 1990] for a state holiday in Arizona." He supported most aspects of the foreign policy of the Reagan administration, including its hardline stance against the Soviet Union and policy towards Central American conflicts, such as backing the Contras in Nicaragua. It's a wrong appearance when a group of senators appear in a meeting with a group of regulators, because it conveys the impression of undue and improper influence.
And it was the wrong thing to do." As a member of the 1991–1993 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, chaired by fellow Vietnam War veteran and Democrat, John Kerry, Mc Cain investigated the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, to determine the fate of U. service personnel listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War.