The Fine Print
Sen. John McCain says the “gradual escalation” in the fight against ISIS reminds him of the failed strategy that caused the United States to lose the Vietnam War.
“The thing that really bothers me about this very gradual increase, this is what lost the Vietnam War, this kind of gradual escalation,” the Arizona Republican, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for five years, told “The Fine Print” during an interview on Capitol Hill.
“No boots on the ground, then we had to have security around our bases, then we had to have a few more and then a few more,” he continued. “This is the same kind of scene we saw there.”
When Republicans take control of the Senate in January, McCain will become chairman of the Armed Services Committee and vowed to hold President Obama accountable on his foreign policy in his new leadership role.
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