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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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Did the U.S. Just Accidentally Give Weapons to ISIS?

October 22, 2014 The U.S. military is trying to determine if an air-dropped bundle of weapons intended for Kurdish fighters in Syria is now in the hands of ISIS militants. A video posted Tuesday to a YouTube account affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria appears to show militants with the ...

Concerned About Retaliation, VA Wants To Restrict When Vets Can View Disability Claims Online

October 21, 2014 Veterans Affairs officials want to change when veterans can view some of their medical records online, fearing that some could become violent if they see negative comments and think their disability claims will be denied. Veterans must get a medical exam as part of the process for filing a disability ...

VA Moves to Prevent Veteran Violence Over Disability Claims

October 21, 2014 Veterans Affairs officials want to change when veterans can view some of their medical records online, fearing that some could become violent if they see negative comments and think their disability claims will be denied. Veterans must get a medical exam as part of the process for filing a disability ...

The Pentagon Can't Say If It Stopped the Khorasan Terror Threat

October 19, 2014 Top military officials still don't know if last month's airstrikes stopped the "imminent" threat of a terrorist attack posed by an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group in Syria. "The assessment on the Khorasan Group is still a work in progress. We remain focused on this, and of course once we—as we gain ...

The Army's Post-War Identity Crisis

October 16, 2014 Top military officials pushed back this week against the idea that the Army is suffering from a postwar identity crisis, instead mapping out what the Army of the future will look like. "For those who think we don't need an Army, look around the world and see the things we ...

The Army's Answer to Its Identity Crisis

October 15, 2014 Top military officials pushed back this week against the idea that the Army is suffering from a postwar identity crisis, instead mapping out what the Army of the future will look like. "For those who think we don't need an Army, look around the world and see the things we ...

VA Is Bracing for a New Front in the Agent Orange Battle

October 8, 2014 In 2011, Wes Carter was talking to a handful of friends when he realized they had something in common: They all flew on the C-123 planes after the Vietnam War, and they were all sick. During the Vietnam War, C-123s were used to spray the herbicide Agent Orange. Although the ...

VA Braces for a New Front in the Agent Orange Battle

October 8, 2014 In 2011, Wes Carter was talking to a handful of friends when he realized they had something in common: They all flew on the C-123 planes after the Vietnam War, and they were all sick. During the Vietnam War, C-123s were used to spray the herbicide Agent Orange. Although the ...

Afghanistan Signs Deal To Keep 10,000 US, NATO Troops

September 30, 2014 After almost a year of delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a bilateral security agreement Tuesday that will allow nearly 10,000 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after the end of the year. The deal "will enable American and coalition troops to continue to help strengthen Afghan forces, counter terrorist ...

How Much Will the ISIS Fight Cost?

September 26, 2014 The United States is spending between $7 million and $10 million each day in the battle against ISIS, and the Pentagon said Friday it needs more money from Congress. "We're generally spending roughly, since this effort started, $7 million to $10 million a day. That's being funded out of OCO, ...