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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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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. ...

Iranian Foreign Minister: More Sanctions Would Kill Nuke Deal

December 10, 2013 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has a warning for members of Congress wanting to pass additional sanctions against his country: Do so, and the interim agreement on its nuclear program is off. "The entire deal is dead. We do not like to negotiate under duress," Zarif told Time, when ...

Despite Ongoing Talks, Reid Plans Iran Sanction Vote Next Month

November 21, 2013 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will move forward with further sanctions against Iran after the Thanksgiving recess, The Hill reports. "The Senate must be prepared to move forward with a new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill when the Senate returns after Thanksgiving recess. And I am committed to do ...

Senate Committee Approves Homeland Security Nominee

November 20, 2013 The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved Jeh Johnson's nomination to be the next Homeland Security secretary. Though the nomination was passed by a voice vote, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., asked that Sens. Rand Paul and John McCain's votes against Johnson be added to the record. ...