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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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Jeh Johnson Confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

December 16, 2013 The Department of Homeland Security has a new Secretary Monday, after the Senate voted 78 to 16 to confirm Jeh Johnson. The vote on the former Pentagon lawyer marks the end of widely expected confirmation, which was made almost inevitable by Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to go nuclear last ...

Republican Senators Battle Budget Cuts Targeting Military Retirees

December 16, 2013 A handful of Senate Republicans are balking at a provision in the budget deal that would cut benefits to military retirees. The deal would decrease the annual cost-of-living adjustment for working-age military retirees by 1 percent, cutting approximately $6 billion in spending over 10 years. The deal finds savings by ...

White House Refuses to Split NSA, CYBERCOM

December 16, 2013 The Obama administration guaranteed that the National Security Agency will continue to be led by a military official, defying a growing push to put the spy agency under the purview of a civilian. The administration guaranteed ongoing military supervision when it decided the NSA director will continue to also lead ...

Republican Senators Split Over Military Retiree COLA Cuts

December 16, 2013 A handful of Senate Republicans are balking at a provision in the budget deal that would cut benefits to military retirees. The deal would decrease the annual cost-of-living adjustment for working-age military retirees by 1 percent, cutting approximately $6 billion in spending over 10 years. The deal finds savings by ...

Senate Confirms New Air Force Secretary

December 13, 2013 The Air Force has its 23rd secretary after the Senate confirmed Deborah Lee James by a 79 to 6 vote on Friday. She is the second female secretary for the military branch, which has been under Congressional scrutiny this year for its handling of sexual assaults. James touched on the ...

Hagel Backs Budget Deal

December 12, 2013 With the House nearing a vote on the budget deal, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel threw his support behind the agreement on Thursday. While acknowledging that the deal introduced on Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., doesn't completely solve the ...

Gillibrand’s Sexual Assault Bill Facing Long Odds

December 11, 2013 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's attempt to overhaul how the military handles sexual assaults and other major criminal cases is unlikely to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, but that doesn't mean the New York Democrat is giving up. The bill is moving quickly through the House and Senate—a necessity ...

U.S. Suspending Nonlethal Aid to Northern Syria

December 11, 2013 The United States has suspended nonlethal aid going into northern Syria in the wake of an attack by Islamic Front fighters on buildings held by other rebel groups. A U.S. Embassy spokesman told Reuters that members of the Islamic Front took over bases near Syria's border with Turkey on Friday ...

Panetta Leaked Information to Hollywood Writer

December 11, 2013 Former CIA Director Leon Panetta leaked "top secret" information to Mark Boal, who wrote the script for Zero Dark Thirty, about the raid which killed Osama bin Laden, according to documents released on Tuesday. The incident happened at a June 24, 2011 CIA awards ceremony where Panetta spoke. A Panetta ...

U.S. Military Intervenes With Airlifts In Central African Republic

December 10, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday ordered the U.S. military to airlift foreign troops into the Central African Republic, hoping to head off a humanitarian crisis in a country torn by sectarian violence. A senior U.S. Defense official told the Associated Press that flights would begin on Tuesday or Wednesday. ...