John Grady

About John Grady

John Grady, a former managing editor of Navy Times, retired as director of communications for the Association of the United States Army. His reporting on national defense and national security has appeared on Breaking Defense, GovExec.com, NextGov.com, DefenseOne.com, Government Executive and USNI News.


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Wittman: Australian Sailors Should be Underway on U.S. Submarines Now

Wittman: Australian Sailors Should be Underway on U.S. Submarines Now

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives alongside during a logistics port visit of Hobart, Tasmania, on April 1, 2021. Royal Australian Navy Photo

Australia needs its officers and sailors to learn how to operate American submarines now instead of waiting for construction on the country’s first nuclear submarine, the ranking Republican on a key congressional committee said Tuesday. Read More

Pentagon Official: Chinese Military Actions Against Foreign Ships, Aircraft Are No Accidents — They're Policy

Pentagon Official: Chinese Military Actions Against Foreign Ships, Aircraft Are No Accidents — They’re Policy

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Intelligence Collection Vessel Haiwangxing operating off the north-west shelf of Australia. Australian Department of Defence Photo

The increasingly frequent aggressive actions by the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force like “chaffing” an Australian patrol aircraft in international waters and causing a Canadian patrol aircraft to alter its course to avoid a collision off North Korea “look like a pattern and policy” dictated by Beijing rather than random acts by pilots, the Pentagon’s senior official on Indo-Pacific security said Tuesday. Read More

Marines Ready to Double Down on Pacific Presence, Says General

Marines Ready to Double Down on Pacific Presence, Says General

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, post security during a field training exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, May 30, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

This story has been updated to correct comments made by Gen. Eric Smith.

The United States will not be moving its military presence from the Western Pacific any time soon due to Beijing’s “continued bad behavior” toward Taiwan and its bullying of immediate neighbors like Japan and South China Sea nations, the Marine Corps second in command said on Monday. Read More

Coast Guard Commandant Needs the 'Right Tools' to Improve Recruitment, Retention

Coast Guard Commandant Needs the ‘Right Tools’ to Improve Recruitment, Retention

Coast Guard crew members aboard cutter USCGC Midgett (WMSL-757) and U.S. Navy Sailors check the flight deck for debris prior to flight operations as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

In her first appearance as Coast Guard commandant before the House Homeland Security Transportation and Maritime Security panel, Adm. Linda Fagan said, “the biggest issue at hand centers around people” and having the “right tools” available to recruit, retain and “serve successfully” in the Coast Guard. Read More

Australia Developing New Defense Strategy in Response to China, Says Deputy Prime Minister

Australia Developing New Defense Strategy in Response to China, Says Deputy Prime Minister

Ship’s Company of HMAS Canberra prepare to pass lines as the ship sails into Townsville, Queensland on June 2, 2022. Royal Australian Navy Photo

Australia is developing long-range strike weapons, remains intent on building a nuclear-powered submarine force and is ramping up its area access denial capabilities in cooperation with the United States as it watches China “trying to shape the world around us,” its deputy prime minister said. Read More

FBI, MI5 Issue Joint Chinese Espionage Warning

FBI, MI5 Issue Joint Chinese Espionage Warning

The director of the FBI and head of the United Kingdom’s domestic intelligence arm warned China’s continued “planned professional activity” of worldwide espionage poses an increasing danger to their countries’ national security, technological developments in aerospace and communications and long-term economic well-being. Read More

Body of Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Will Lie in State in U.S. Capitol

Body of Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Will Lie in State in U.S. Capitol

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, poses for a photo before the start of a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, a., Sept. 2 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the body of Medal of Honor recipient Herschel Woodrow “Woody” Williams will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. Read More