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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Australia Needs Asymmetric Capabilities to Counter China in Indo-Pacific, Former Australian Official Says

Australia Needs Asymmetric Capabilities to Counter China in Indo-Pacific, Former Australian Official Says

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Hobart (DDG 39) executes a live missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on Aug. 25, 2020. RAN Photo

Australian political leaders have refocused Canberra’s attention on developing more asymmetric capabilities necessary to fighting a war far from its shores against “high-end competitor” China, a former senior national security adviser to its foreign minister said Tuesday. Read More

AUKUS Agreement Shows Recognition of China's Military Power, Expert Says

AUKUS Agreement Shows Recognition of China’s Military Power, Expert Says

A naval soldier of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) views through a pair of binoculars onboard China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning as it visits a military harbour on the South China Sea. Xinhua Photo

Australia has become “something of a test case” in China’s push to dominate the Indo-Pacific economically and militarily, the head of Australia’s National Security College said Monday. Read More

Former VCNO: China Ahead of U.S. in Applying Data to Military Use

Former VCNO: China Ahead of U.S. in Applying Data to Military Use

Operations Specialist Letroy Black, from Little Rock, Arkansas, monitors data units in the combat direction center aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). US Navy Photo

China’s push to harness “quality data” for military use has put Beijing “way ahead of us” in this area of high technology, but the Pentagon remains the leader in domain expertise like anti-submarine warfare and artificial intelligence, a former vice chief of naval operations said last week. Read More

Australia Ambassador to U.S. Says AUKUS Deal Will 'Project Power Further Up' Through Indo-Pacific

Australia Ambassador to U.S. Says AUKUS Deal Will ‘Project Power Further Up’ Through Indo-Pacific

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with HMAS Sirius (O 266) while Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain Sailors watch onward during a bilateral exercise with Royal Australian Navy HMAS Ballarat Strike Group, Oct. 10, 2021. US Navy Photo

The key reason Australia entered into a new security agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that includes building nuclear-powered submarines is “to project power further up” from the homeland, Canberra’s ambassador to Washington said Tuesday. Read More

Russia Wants to Keep Status as Arctic Superpower, Says Expert

Russia Wants to Keep Status as Arctic Superpower, Says Expert

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Russia’s ambition to remain the Arctic superpower is propelling its all-out effort to guard its economic interests there with broad territorial claims over waterways and a continued military build-up in a region the United States often ignored, an expert on Arctic defense and security said Wednesday. Read More

Military Planners Should Map Out Operations in Warming Arctic Waters, Expert Says

Military Planners Should Map Out Operations in Warming Arctic Waters, Expert Says

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot polar icebreaker, transits to the Gulf of Alaska, July 20, 2021. Healy and its crew are currently on a 133-day deployment into the Arctic as part of a circumnavigation of North America to conduct Coast Guard missions and to support scientific research. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

The United States reminds Canada and Russia often that Washington regards the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage as straits used for international navigation, not exclusively theirs to control, an international maritime law expert said Wednesday. Read More

'Quad' Will Continue to Push Back Against Chinese Aggression in Indo-Pacific, Panel Says

‘Quad’ Will Continue to Push Back Against Chinese Aggression in Indo-Pacific, Panel Says

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH 184), Indian Navy Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvijay (D 55) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) transit the Bay of Bengal as part of MALABAR 2021, Oct. 12, 2021. US Navy Photo

The more China pursues its ambitions in the Indo-Pacific, the more the United States, Japan, India and Australia will do to push back against Beijing’s bullying, a panel of regional security experts said Tuesday. Read More

Faller: Building Trust with Partners Key to Future of SOUTHCOM,

Faller: Building Trust with Partners Key to Future of SOUTHCOM,

Retiring Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller holds an American flag that was presented to him, at U.S. Southern Command headquarters, Doral, Fla., on Oct. 29, 2021. DoD Photo

Upholding human rights and the rule of law are key tenets in building professionalism in the armed forces across Southern Command, the outgoing commander said in his farewell speech on Friday. Read More