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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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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 ...

Defense Leaders Say Cyber is Top Terror Threat

January 6, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Defense officials see cyberattacks as the greatest threat to U.S. national security, according to a survey released Monday. Forty-five percent of respondents to the Defense News Leadership Poll named a cyberattack as the single greatest threat—nearly 20 percentage points above terrorism, which ranked second. The Defense News Leadership Poll, underwritten ...

Poll: Cyber Attacks Biggest Threat to National Security

January 6, 2014 Defense officials see cyberattacks as the greatest threat to U.S. national security, according to a survey released Monday. Forty-five percent of respondents to the Defense News Leadership Poll named a cyberattack as the single greatest threat—nearly 20 percentage points above terrorism, which ranked second. The Defense News Leadership Poll, underwritten ...

The 600 Doomed Defense Bills of 2013

December 27, 2013 The U.S. gave an estimated $1.157 billion in foreign aid to Pakistan in fiscal 2013. That's a sliver of the federal budget—or even of just the defense budget—but any way you shave it, a billion dollars is not nothing. Then again, neither is the government's interest in keeping Pakistan stable. ...

Senators Look to Block Budget Deal's Cut to Military Retirement

December 27, 2013 Senators blocked a proposal to restore $6 billion in cuts to military retirees as part of the budget deal, but the issue will be back when the Senate reconvenes at the start of 2014. The recently passed deal decreases the annual cost-of-living adjustment for working-age military retirees by 1 percent ...

Assad Could Stay in Power After End of Syria’s Civil War

December 18, 2013 Western officials are questioning whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's removal should be included in talks aimed at ending the country's civil war, members of the Syrian opposition said. The shift comes amongst an uptick in violence by al-Qaida-backed fighters in the country. The United States and Britain suspended nonlethal aid ...