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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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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 ...

McCain, Obama Team Agree: No Realistic Military Option on Ukraine

March 3, 2014 Military options are off the table for the United States as it looks to counter Russia's military occupation of Crimea, Sen. John McCain, said on Monday. "There is not a military option that can be exercised now," the Arizona Republican said, but he stressed that the United States should still ...

Top Armed Services Democrat: Don’t Bet on Sequestration Going Away

March 3, 2014 The Obama administration is submitting a five-year budget that largely ignores sequester budget caps, but the House Armed Services Committee ranking member said the lower spending levels are likely here to stay. "I think if you had to bet, you would bet that sequestration is going to stick around," said ...

Americans Are Divided Over Military Spending

February 27, 2014 A slim plurality of Americans wants to cut military spending, according to a Gallup Poll released Thursday. Thirty-seven percent said too much is spent on the military, compared with 28 percent who think the Pentagon is getting too little. Thirty-two percent of Americans say current spending levels are on target. ...

The Pentagon's Push to Close Bases Is 'Dead on Arrival'

February 26, 2014 The Obama administration isn't dropping its 2015 defense budget until next week, but one provision in it already appears doomed: a push to relocate or close military bases. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday outlined the Defense Department's budget request for the coming fiscal year, asking Congress to approve another ...

Top Pentagon Official Says the Military 'Cried Wolf' Over Sequestration

February 26, 2014 The Pentagon has overstated the effects of the sequester's spending cuts in previous years, a top Defense official said Tuesday. "We cried wolf about this a lot in '13, as '13 was approaching," said Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics, at a defense budget ...

Top Pentagon Official: Military 'Cried Wolf' Over Sequestration

February 25, 2014 The Pentagon has overstated the effects of the sequester's spending cuts in previous years, a top military official said Tuesday. "We cried wolf about this a lot in '13, as '13 was approaching," said Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics at a defense budget ...