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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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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 ...

Don't Be Fooled: Military Benefits Are on the Chopping Block

January 29, 2014 Score one for the veterans groups who demanded Congress go back on its plan to cut $6 billion out of military pensions. The cuts, passed as part of December's budget deal between Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan, sent members into a tailspin. As veterans groups mobilized en masse ...

Democrats Want to Reverse $6B Veterans Benefits Cut, Pay for It Later

January 29, 2014 Democrats and Republicans have agreed: They made a horrible mistake when they jointly agreed to slash $6 billion in veterans' benefits as part of December's bipartisan budget deal. But although they've agreed to roll back the cuts, they're still split on how to pay for their repentance without adding to ...

U.S. Lacks Specific Plan to Evacuate Americans from Sochi

January 27, 2014 The United States remains concerned about terror threats tied to the upcoming Olympic games, officials said Friday, but, so far, there isn't a Sochi-specific plan if evacuation is needed. "There are no specific evacuations plans for the Olympics, per say, but… our commandant commanders have on the shelves American citizen ...

Analysis: Five Years Later, U.S. Drone Use on the Decline

January 24, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow At least 2,400 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes since President Obama took office five years ago this week. More than a tenth of the deaths -- at least 273 -- belong not to suspected terrorists, but civilians, according to data tracked by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. ...

Hagel Orders a Review of the Nuclear Force

January 24, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a review of the nuclear forces, an official said Thursday. The decision comes after a string of incidents—including illegal drug use and most recently a cheating scandal—have put the force under a negative spotlight. "Secretary Hagel believes it is time for the Department of ...

Senator Suggests Using War Funds to Pay for Vets Benefits Bill

January 23, 2014 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., suggested Wednesday that war funds could be used to pay for some or all of his omnibus veterans bill, but he could face an uphill battle in the House. The bill, which Sanders introduced last week, tackles a swath of veterans issues, including health care, education, ...

9 Ways Congress Wants to Reverse Cuts to Military Benefits

January 21, 2014 Congress undid some of its planned cuts to veterans' benefits in the latest spending bill, but it also left the vast majority of the reductions in place. And in so doing, it ensured that the white-hot controversy over benefits will not go away any time soon. The omnibus spending bill ...