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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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U.S. Navy Pulls Another 'Captain Phillips'

March 17, 2014 Tom Hanks could have some competition. U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of an oil tanker near Cyprus that was hijacked earlier this month by three armed Libyans, said Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby on Monday. "The boarding operation, approved by President Obama and conducted just after 10...

Lawmakers Question Air Force Officials Over Bible Quote

March 17, 2014 Despite an ongoing fight about retiring the A-10 and investigations into cheating scandals, perhaps the most contentious moment of a House committee hearing on the Air Force budget on Friday focused on religious freedom. Republican Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia, who is in the running to be the next Armed...

Will the Ukraine Crisis Threaten the Iran Nuke Talks?

March 16, 2014 With diplomats expected to meet next week to discuss Iran's nuclear program, tensions over Crimea are raising questions about the path forward. "I think we all hope that the incredibly difficult situation in Ukraine will not create issues for this negotiation," a senior administration official said Friday. Diplomats from the...

Congress Wants to Shield Veterans From Another Government Shutdown

March 14, 2014 During the last government shutdown, lawmakers feared veterans were days away from not receiving their disability checks. Hoping to prevent a similar predicament, members of a House committee pressed Thursday for full funding for the Veterans Affairs Department's discretionary budget a year ahead of schedule. Currently, only the department's health...

Congress to Pentagon: Hand Over the War Budget

March 13, 2014 The administration wants to wait to release its war budget, but it might not get its way if some members of Congress have anything to say about it. Pentagon officials have said that they are holding off on releasing the overseas contingency operations budget—which oversees war funds—until after a bilateral...

Congress to Pentagon: Hand Over the War Budget

March 13, 2014 The administration wants to wait to release its war budget, but it might not get its way if some members of Congress have anything to say about it. Pentagon officials have said that they are holding off on releasing the overseas contingency operations budget—which oversees war funds—until after a bilateral...

Spying Spat Stalls CIA Nominee

March 12, 2014 The fight between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee has claimed a new victim. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is placing a hold on Caroline Krass's nomination to be the intelligence agency's top lawyer, Udall's office told NBC News. The two sides are feuding over allegations that the CIA hacked...

Less Controversial Sexual-Assault Bill Sails Through Senate

March 11, 2014 Sen. Claire McCaskill's bill to change the way the military handles sexual-assault cases passed the Senate with overwhelming—and expected—support Monday, with a 97 to 0 vote. The legislation, which the Missouri Democrat crafted along with Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., would allow victims to have a say...

Pentagon Spends $300,000 Per Year to Study Body Language of Putin, World Leaders

March 10, 2014 The Pentagon might be taking a 1989 Kiss song a little too seriously. The Defense Department is spending about $300,000 a year studying the body language of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said Friday. The findings haven't been used...

Congress Hates Military-Base Closings, but Can Chuck Hagel Do It Without Their Approval?

March 6, 2014 The Pentagon's budget sets up an uphill battle with Congress by requesting further domestic base closures and realignment, but the Defense Department's top official could try to give members the slip. As part of the department's fiscal 2015 budget request, the Pentagon wants a round of base closures and realignment—known...