Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the Marine Corps’ decision to hold a daylong "operational reset" and temporarily ground all Marine Corps aircraft in the coming weeks:

"The temporary grounding of all Marine Corps aircraft is the latest example of the readiness crisis that threatens to cripple the U.S. military's advantage over our adversaries. Unless we take immediate action to rebuild our military, restore readiness, and reinvest in modernization, we will risk sending our troops into battle unprepared. Congress should swiftly pass the National Defense Authorization Act, reach a budget deal, and deliver our men and women in uniform the resources they need and deserve."