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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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Is Obama to Blame for Failures at the VA?

May 20, 2014 Failure is an orphan—and there are few failures more toxic than those of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agency, ostensibly created to help veterans heal from the wounds of war, is plagued by a backlog of claims from soldiers seeking help, leaving them to wait months or even years ...

The VA Is a Disgrace. Is Obama to Blame?

May 20, 2014 Part Two in a National Journal series on Veterans Affairs. Read Part One here. Failure is an orphan—and there are few failures more toxic than those of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agency, ostensibly created to help veterans heal from the wounds of war, is plagued by a backlog ...

Why Obama Is Just the Latest President Unable to Fix the VA

May 15, 2014 The failures of the Veterans Affairs Department are a moral abomination: They leave soldiers wounded at war to wait in long lines for the payments they need to fund their care. And VA failures are under new scrutiny amid reports of a string of preventable deaths among veterans and a ...

Obama Has Every Reason to Fix the VA. Why Hasn't He?

May 15, 2014 Part One in a National Journal series on the Veterans Affairs Department. The failure of the Veterans Affairs Department to quickly compensate veterans for their disabilities is a moral abomination: It leaves soldiers wounded by war waiting in long lines for payments they need and believe they have earned. And ...

How Congress Plans to Prevent Military Suicides

May 7, 2014 Jacob Sexton, a 21-year-old member of the National Guard, fatally shot himself inside an Indiana movie theater during a two-week leave from Afghanistan in 2009. Sen. Joe Donnelly will unveil legislation Wednesday named after Sexton that would require service members to get an annual in-person mental-health assessment. Donnelly hopes it ...

How Congress Plans to Prevent Military Suicides

May 7, 2014 Jacob Sexton, a 21-year-old member of the National Guard, fatally shot himself inside an Indiana movie theater during a 15-day leave from Afghanistan. Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly will unveil legislation Wednesday named after Sexton that would require service members to get an annual in-person mental-health assessment, in a push to ...

Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide?

April 14, 2014 The Fort Hood shooting reignited the national debate over the surge of suicides among those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But older veterans have been largely overlooked in the conversation. Nearly 70 percent of all veterans who commit suicide are age 50 or older, according to the Veterans Affairs ...

Republicans Want to Fire Someone to Stop Preventable Veteran Deaths

April 10, 2014 Army veteran Barry Coates went to a clinic run by the Veterans Affairs Department in November 2010 suffering from severe abdominal pain. He said that more than a year later, after multiple requests for a colonoscopy, he finally received the procedure—only to discover he had stage-four cancer. Coates, who is ...

How Can Government Battle a 'Suicide Epidemic' Among Veterans?

April 3, 2014 The Fort Hood shooting is an extreme and shocking example of what has become a chronic concern for the military: soldiers with PTSD taking their own lives. And it's not just the active-duty military, or only those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, who face what has become an increasingly ...

CIA Fires Back at Congress' Benghazi Theories

April 2, 2014 House members on Wednesday grilled a former CIA official over allegations of a cover-up in the administration's messaging after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi. Michael Morell, the deputy director of the agency at the time, stressed that politics or an alleged attempt to mislead Congress and the public ...