**FILE** Sen. John McCain (right) of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and fellow committee member Sen. Kelly Ayotte (left), New Hampshire Republican, listen as Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. John McCain (right) of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and fellow committee member Sen. Kelly Ayotte (left), New Hampshire Republican, listen as Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)