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McCain: Missile-Defense Amendment Key to His Vote on New START

When asked about where he stands on New START, Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) told NRO in an interview off the Senate floor that a missile-defense amendment he plans to offer this afternoon will be “very important” as he mulls how to move forward.

“Let’s see how that comes out,” McCain said. “We have a lot of people that want to talk about it. It’s a very key issue, this missile-defense issue.”

“I think it’s a very important vote,” McCain continued. “Let’s see how the debate goes. I’ve always said that [START] could get done, but I’ve had major concerns about missile defense, and that’s what I’ve been saying since the beginning.”


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