Who Is He?:
John McCain was born August 29, 1936, on American territory in the Panama Canal Zone
. His father and grandfather both served as admirals in the U.S. Navy. McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy
in 1958 and entered active military service where he eventually became a combat pilot in Vietnam
. He was shot down in 1967 and served five and half years as a prisoner of war
. In 1982 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 1st district of Arizona, and in 1986 he was elected to the U.S. Senate
. He unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000.
Foreign Policy Positions:
John McCain's Foreign Policy Statements:
about John McCain's foreign policy positions.