John McCain Wins A Round

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Hard to focus on this amid the terrorism talk, CIA chatter and everything else, but John McCain, working in concert with Robert Gates and the Obama administration, has won a major, decades-old battle: the Senate voted overwhelmingly to overhaul the military's procurement processes.  This was McCain's hobbyhorse as chairman of the Armed Services Committee when Republicans were in the majority, and his investigations, as much as anything else, led to a sea change in opinions. The House will approve this legislation soon, and President Obama will sign it shortly thereafter. 

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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