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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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

Estonian Defense Minister: Baltic Can Become 'Internal NATO Sea' With Sweden, Finland in Alliance

Estonian Defense Minister: Baltic Can Become ‘Internal NATO Sea’ With Sweden, Finland in Alliance

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to board a landing craft, air cushion in light armored vehicles during BALTOPS 22 in Ventspils, Latvia, June 12, 2022. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

When Turkey dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the transatlantic alliance this week, it opened up the path to turn the “Baltic [into an] internal NATO sea,” Estonia’s top defense official said Wednesday. Read More

USS Samuel B. Roberts, Sunk in Battle of Leyte Gulf, Found

USS Samuel B. Roberts, Sunk in Battle of Leyte Gulf, Found

USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) in 1944. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo

The story has been updated to correct the hull number for Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58).

The Navy confirmed the discovery of the wreckage site of destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), which sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Read More

U.S., Allies Increase Training Rate for Equipment Earmarked For Ukraine, Says National Security Advisor

U.S., Allies Increase Training Rate for Equipment Earmarked For Ukraine, Says National Security Advisor

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christian Hernandez, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Operator (HIMARS) with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, observes the terrain in front of an AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar with Marine Air Control Group (MACG) 18 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 13, 2022, in support of Valiant Shield 2022. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

The United States, United Kingdom and Germany have increased the pace for training Ukrainian forces on sophisticated artillery so they will be able to use more advanced systems against Russian advances in Donbas, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Thursday. Read More

Baltic States Need More NATO Forces to Deter a Russian Invasion, Says Estonian Official

Baltic States Need More NATO Forces to Deter a Russian Invasion, Says Estonian Official

U.S. Marines with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion attached to Task Group 61/2.4, speak to a UH-1Y crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 before boarding near Saaremaa, Estonia, May 22, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

Despite the Kremlin’s heavy losses in invading Ukraine, the Russians are “going to come back stronger” in a year or so to threaten the Baltics, Estonian Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary said on Thursday. Read More

HASC Chair Smith to White House: Send More Missiles and Drones to Ukraine

HASC Chair Smith to White House: Send More Missiles and Drones to Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, is briefed on the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during his visit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2019. U.S. Air Force Photo

Send more long-range strike missiles and drones to Ukraine to disrupt Russia’s communications and long-range fires now, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said in a message to the White House on Wednesday. Read More

Turkey Pursuing Talks with Russia While Stalling Sweden, Finland NATO Application, Panel Says

Turkey Pursuing Talks with Russia While Stalling Sweden, Finland NATO Application, Panel Says

Rota based Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) transits Bosphorus towards the Black Sea on June 26, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

Turkey has no problem holding back approval of Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to join NATO while pursuing its own talks with Russia on opening Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea to allow the shipment of grain overseas, a panel of security experts said Wednesday. Read More

Keel Laid For Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine District of Columbia

Keel Laid For Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine District of Columbia

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) approves the welding of her initials onto a metal plate at a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat Facility at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, on June 4, 2022. EB Photo

After inspecting the engraved plate with her welded initials, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) declared the keel laid for the future USS District of Columbia (SSBN-826). Read More