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Jordain Carney

Jordain Carney

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.
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.
Oversight

Obama Wants to Close Guantanamo. Will a GOP Senate Let Him Do It?

The president's ability to fulfill his campaign pledge could depend on which side wins an intra-party debate.

Defense

Reports of Military Sexual Assault Increased Over Past Year

But Pentagon leaders said the uptick reflects soldiers feeling more comfortable reporting.

Defense

Defense Bill Nears Finish Line as Senators Renew Fight for Military Sexual-Assault Reform

With time running short, it's uncertain if the proposal will get passed.

Defense

IG: Corruption in Afghanistan Getting 'Significantly Worse'

A top watchdog said it "seems like nobody is responsible for anything."

Defense

Pentagon Orders Overhaul of Nuclear-Missile Squad After Cheating Scandals

The Defense secretary said the force will need billions more in funding over the next five years.

Defense

One in Six Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Might Have PTSD

It could be decades before we know the depth of veterans' health problems.

Management

Is the New VA Secretary Already Losing His Luster?

Three months into McDonald's tenure, lawmakers and advocates aren't shying away from voicing their concerns.

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Defense

Obama to Send More Troops to Iraq in Fight Against Islamic State

The administration is expected to ask for more war funding to help battle the terrorist group.

Defense

John McCain Poised to Control Senate's Defense Policy

Move will give the hawk an influential avenue to merge his two favorite roles: administration critic and legislative deal maker.

Defense

Pentagon Announces It Will Quarantine Soldiers Returning From Ebola Mission

Defense officials pointed to concerns over the safety of troops coming back from West Africa.

Defense

Does the VA Have a Women Veterans Problem?

Both inside and outside of the department, there's one consensus: More work needs to be done.

Defense

Did the U.S. Just Accidentally Give Weapons to ISIS?

The Pentagon is investigating a video that seems to show the terrorist group holding an air-dropped bundle intended for Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Defense

VA Moves to Prevent Veteran Violence Over Disability Claims

To curtail confusion, the department wants to change when veterans can view the results of their disability exam online.

Defense

The Army's Answer to Its Identity Crisis

Service leaders laid out what the future looks like without a large ground operation and with a smaller budget.

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Defense

VA Braces for a New Front in the Agent Orange Battle

A group of post-Vietnam War veterans say their illnesses are tied to the herbicide. So far, Veterans Affairs isn't buying it.

Defense

How Much Will the ISIS Fight Cost?

The Pentagon estimates that it is spending up to $10 million per day in Iraq and Syria.

Defense

Senator Tries to Help Frustrated Military Drivers With #OopsWeLostYourCar

One senator is on a quest to help soldiers find their vehicles, which are being held up as they move overseas.

Defense

The VA Scandal Isn't Going Away

The Veterans Affairs Inspector General's Office is investigating 93 facilities and is "pretty confident" scheduling or data manipulation took place in most of them.

Defense

ISIL Has Been Bombing Baghdad for Years

The U.S. threatens airstrikes in Baghdad if the militant group endangers personnel, but such attacks in and around the capital aren’t anything new.

Management

VA Reform Bill Heads to President Obama's Desk

Long-awaited changes including enhanced firing authority are on their way to becoming law.