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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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Democrats Set Trap for Republicans on Veterans Benefits

February 7, 2014 The Senate fight over veterans' benefits is about to begin in earnest, and it's about to get ugly. The Senate on Monday will take an initial procedural vote on legislation from Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas that would restore $6 billion in funding to working-age military retirees. The benefits were...

Democrats Set Trap for Republicans on Veterans Benefits

February 7, 2014 The Senate fight over veterans benefits is about to begin in earnest, and it's about to get ugly. The Senate on Monday will take an initial procedural vote on legislation from Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas that would restore $6 billion in funding to working-age military retirees. The benefits were...

Taliban Take Military Dog Hostage

February 6, 2014 The Taliban released a video this week featuring a military dog the group says it captured during a fight with U.S. forces. In the video, the dog is surrounded by a handful of men displaying rifles and other weapons. A Taliban-affiliated Twitter account said the dog and equipment were taken...

Can Uncle Sam Help Vets Get Bang for Their College Buck?

February 5, 2014 The Veterans Affairs Department rolled out a tool Tuesday that allows veterans and their families to go online and see what college costs are covered under the post-9/11 GI Bill. The GI Bill comparison tool breaks down the tuition, housing allowance, and cost of books covered for more than 10,000...

Military Focuses on Ethics Training Amid Scandals

February 4, 2014 Don't be surprised that the military is starting to focus more on ethics training. A series of high-profile—and, at times, borderline ridiculous—scandals have dominated the headlines about the military services in recent months. The Air Force's cheating imbroglio has ensnared nearly half the nuclear-missile crew at one key base; the...

Senator, Outside Group Push Back Against Military Sexual Assault Report

February 3, 2014 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is pushing back on a new subcommittee report that recommends commanders keep their authority in sexual assault cases. A majority of the Role of the Commander subcommittee said they didn't believe removing commanders' authority in military sexual-assault cases would boost sexual-assault reporting or reduce the number...

Poll: Americans Growing More Negative About Success in Afghanistan

January 31, 2014 More than half of Americans believe the United States has mostly failed to achieve its goals with the war in Afghanistan, according to a poll released Thursday. The USA Today/Pew Research Center poll is a stark contrast to one released in June 2011 following the death of Osama bin Laden....

Report: Sequestered Air Force Should Cut Active Duty, Boost Reserves

January 31, 2014 Facing a budget crunch, the Air Force should scale back its number of active forces, while boosting its reserve members, a report released Thursday recommends. "Greater reliance on a larger Air Reserve Component provides a quick, 'reversible' way to generate manpower cost savings," according to the National Commission on the...

Half of Nuke Crew at Air Force Base Tied to Cheating Scandal

January 30, 2014 Ninety-two members of the nuclear-missile crew are being tied to a growing cheating scandal, Air Force officials said Thursday; that is nearly half of the intercontinental ballistic missile crew at the Montana base in question. Officials said earlier this month that 34 officers at the Malmstrom Air Force Base were...

The Air Force’s Scandal That Won’t Stop Spreading

January 30, 2014 Ninety-two members of the nuclear-missile crew are being tied to a growing cheating scandal, Air Force officials said Thursday; that is nearly half of the intercontinental ballistic missile crew at the Montana base in question. Officials said earlier this month that 34 officers at the Malmstrom Air Force Base were...

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