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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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U.S. Lacks Specific Plan to Evacuate Americans from Sochi

January 27, 2014 The United States remains concerned about terror threats tied to the upcoming Olympic games, officials said Friday, but, so far, there isn't a Sochi-specific plan if evacuation is needed. "There are no specific evacuations plans for the Olympics, per say, but… our commandant commanders have on the shelves American citizen ...

Analysis: Five Years Later, U.S. Drone Use on the Decline

January 24, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow At least 2,400 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes since President Obama took office five years ago this week. More than a tenth of the deaths -- at least 273 -- belong not to suspected terrorists, but civilians, according to data tracked by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. ...

Hagel Orders a Review of the Nuclear Force

January 24, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a review of the nuclear forces, an official said Thursday. The decision comes after a string of incidents—including illegal drug use and most recently a cheating scandal—have put the force under a negative spotlight. "Secretary Hagel believes it is time for the Department of ...

Senator Suggests Using War Funds to Pay for Vets Benefits Bill

January 23, 2014 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., suggested Wednesday that war funds could be used to pay for some or all of his omnibus veterans bill, but he could face an uphill battle in the House. The bill, which Sanders introduced last week, tackles a swath of veterans issues, including health care, education, ...

9 Ways Congress Wants to Reverse Cuts to Military Benefits

January 21, 2014 Congress undid some of its planned cuts to veterans' benefits in the latest spending bill, but it also left the vast majority of the reductions in place. And in so doing, it ensured that the white-hot controversy over benefits will not go away any time soon. The omnibus spending bill ...

What Will Congress Cut to 'Support Our Troops'?

January 21, 2014 Congress undid some of its planned cuts to veterans' benefits in the latest spending bill, but it also left the vast majority of the reductions in place. And in so doing, it ensured that the white-hot controversy over benefits will not go away any time soon. The omnibus spending bill ...

Drug Probe Leads to Cheating Scandal at Air Force Nuclear Missile Base

January 15, 2014 Thirty-four officers at an Air Force nuclear missile base in Montana are being tied to an ongoing cheating investigation, Air Force officials said Wednesday. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations -- while looking into an ongoing illegal drug probe -- tied 16 officers to allegedly cheating on a monthly ...

U.S. Increases Humanitarian Aid for Syria

January 15, 2014 The United States will provide an additional $380 million in humanitarian assistance to help victims of Syria's civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. The funding will be distributed across a handful of countries to help deal with the humanitarian fallout. Almost half of the funds, more than ...

Congress: Terrorists Changing Tactics Because of NSA Leaks

January 9, 2014 Terrorists are changing their patterns based on information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to a Pentagon report. "This report confirms my greatest fears – Snowden's real acts of betrayal place America's military men and women at greater risk. Snowden's actions are likely to have lethal consequences for ...

Air Force Official Resigns After Criticism Over Sexual Assault Ruling

January 8, 2014 An Air Force official who came under heavy criticism early last year for dismissing a guilty verdict in a sexual assault case announced his retirement on Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin in February threw out a case against then-Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, who had been found guilty of aggravated sexual ...