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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Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Dies at 68

Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Dies at 68

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks during a ceremony marking Israel’s receipt of two F-35 Lightning II jets at Nevatim Air Base, Israel, Dec. 12, 2016. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

Former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, 68, died on Monday in Boston following “a sudden cardiac event,” his family said in a statement. Read More

French Foreign Minister Warns Russian Victory in Ukraine Could Spark Worldwide Wars of Conquest

French Foreign Minister Warns Russian Victory in Ukraine Could Spark Worldwide Wars of Conquest

Pallets holding munitions are transported off an aircraft cargo loader into a Boeing 747 at Travis Air Force Base, California, April 26, 2022. The United States continues to reaffirm its unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. US AIr Force Photo

Wars of conquest could become the new normal if unprovoked attacks like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine go unchecked, France’s minister for Europe and foreign affairs warned last week. Read More

‘We're Ignoring the Problem’ of Stressed U.S. Maritime Infrastructure, Says MSC Commander

‘We’re Ignoring the Problem’ of Stressed U.S. Maritime Infrastructure, Says MSC Commander

Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) sails alongside the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) prior to a replenishment-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 7, 2022. US Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American defense maritime industrial base has atrophied to a point where the United States builds less than 1 percent of the world’s ocean-going fleets and has less than 4 percent of the world’s licensed mariners while China establishes itself as a maritime nation, Military Sealift Command’s top officer said Tuesday. Read More

Australia Should Work Closely With U.S. to Master Nuclear Submarine Building, Congressmen Say

Australia Should Work Closely With U.S. to Master Nuclear Submarine Building, Congressmen Say

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

Australians should now work shoulder to shoulder with Americans in mastering the building of nuclear submarines while Royal Australian Navy sailors serve on deployed U.S. Navy attack submarines to master their operations at sea, two members of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday.

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Polish Foreign Minister: Ukraine Needs More Money, Military Equipment from Allies

Polish Foreign Minister: Ukraine Needs More Money, Military Equipment from Allies

A Ukrainian artilleryman trains on an M109 self-propelled howitzer at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 11, 2022. Soldiers from the U.S. and Norway trained Armed Forces of Ukraine artillerymen on the howitzers as part of security assistance packages from their respective countries. (U.S. Army Photo)

Ukraine needs more heavy military equipment and financial aid from Western allies and partners to stave off the ongoing Russian invasion, Poland’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Read More