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Jordain Carney

National Journal Jordain Carney is a defense reporter at National Journal. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Hotline, covering congressional and gubernatorial elections in the South. Jordain graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in English, political science, and journalism.
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Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide?

April 14, 2014 The Fort Hood shooting reignited the national debate over the surge of suicides among those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But older veterans have been largely overlooked in the conversation. Nearly 70 percent of all veterans who commit suicide are age 50 or older, according to the Veterans Affairs ...

Republicans Want to Fire Someone to Stop Preventable Veteran Deaths

April 10, 2014 Army veteran Barry Coates went to a clinic run by the Veterans Affairs Department in November 2010 suffering from severe abdominal pain. He said that more than a year later, after multiple requests for a colonoscopy, he finally received the procedure—only to discover he had stage-four cancer. Coates, who is ...

How Can Government Battle a 'Suicide Epidemic' Among Veterans?

April 3, 2014 The Fort Hood shooting is an extreme and shocking example of what has become a chronic concern for the military: soldiers with PTSD taking their own lives. And it's not just the active-duty military, or only those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, who face what has become an increasingly ...

CIA Fires Back at Congress' Benghazi Theories

April 2, 2014 House members on Wednesday grilled a former CIA official over allegations of a cover-up in the administration's messaging after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi. Michael Morell, the deputy director of the agency at the time, stressed that politics or an alleged attempt to mislead Congress and the public ...

9 Air Force Officers Fired in Nuclear Missile Cheating Scandal

March 27, 2014 The fallout from an Air Force cheating scandal continues to spread, and now a significant portion of the leadership at a Montana nuclear base is getting sacked. Nine officers in leadership positions were recommended for removal and are being reassigned, with Air Force Col. Robert Stanley, who oversees the missile ...

The Air Force Scandal That Just Won't Go Away

March 27, 2014 The fallout from an Air Force cheating scandal continues to spread, and now a significant portion of the leadership at a Montana nuclear base is getting sacked. Nine officers in leadership positions were recommended for removal and are being reassigned, with Air Force Col. Robert Stanley, who oversees the missile ...

Senate Skittish Over Cutting Troops' Benefits

March 27, 2014 The Pentagon is proposing to cut roughly $2 billion from troops' pay and benefits, but senators Wednesday demonstrated that the plan is something of a lead balloon on Capitol Hill. Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee pushed back against Pentagon officials Wednesday, suggesting a series of alternatives that could ...

FBI: Syria Is 'Metastasizing' Terrorist Threats Against U.S.

March 26, 2014 The FBI warned Congress on Wednesday that Syria is quickly becoming a haven for terrorists looking to do harm to the U.S. and its allies. A recent flood of militants into the country poses a "serious challenge" for counterterrorism officials, who are increasingly concerned that Westerners in the country could ...

Fight Over Ukraine Aid Brews in Congress

March 24, 2014 Senators are taking a step closer to a showdown with the House over an aid package for Ukraine. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote late Monday afternoon on a bill that includes controversial changes to the International Monetary Fund. The provision—long pressed for by the Obama administration—would ...

Military Sexual-Assault Verdicts Revive Debate on Hill

March 21, 2014 Controversial decisions in two separate cases this week reignited the sexual-assault battle on Capitol Hill. In the first closely watched case, a military judge on Thursday reprimanded Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair and ordered him to give up $20,000 in pay after admitting to adultery—with a women he supervised—as well as ...