Andrew deGrandpre

Washington D.C.

Deputy national security editor

Education: Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, MS; Plattsburgh State University, BA

Andrew deGrandpre is deputy national security editor. Before joining The Washington Post in 2017, he spent 12 years with the Military Times group of publications, leaving as senior editor and Pentagon bureau chief. His investigative project “Task Force Violent: The Unforgiven” received the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation's award for distinguished reporting on national defense. As managing editor of Marine Corps Times, he led an investigation into abuse-of-power claims involving the Marine Corps’ top general and exposed efforts to ban the newspaper from military convenience stores. Befo
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Navy to offer booster shots for ship hobbled by coronavirus outbreak

U.S. Navy commanders are consulting with military medical personnel about providing vaccine boosters to the crew of the USS Milwaukee amid a global spike in infections fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant.

December 27, 2021

Coronavirus outbreak sidelines ship whose crew is fully immunized, Navy says

Navy vessels, where personnel live in tight quarters while at sea, are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. The U.S. military’s first major coronavirus outbreak happened last year aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

December 25, 2021

A Robert E. Lee historical marker vanishes in the dead of night: A whodunnit

A neighbor wondered if the 3:40 a.m. removal of the historical marker outside Lee's childhood home in Alexandria, Va., was connected to efforts to sell the property for $5.9 million.

November 5, 2021

These Marines were falsely accused of war crimes. Twelve years later, they have vindication.

The reputations of Fred Galvin and others in Fox Company were damaged by a Taliban fabrication in 2007 that was amplified by senior U.S. officers.

January 31, 2019

Trump administration to start sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

The government’s new measures will be implemented Friday at the San Ysidro port of entry south of San Diego and then expanded, officials said.

January 24, 2019

Ronny Jackson, Trump’s pick for Veterans Affairs, may pass up $1 million to join the Cabinet

If he’s confirmed, the Navy admiral would probably forgo a pending military promotion that comes with more generous retirement benefits.

April 8, 2018

Pentagon exonerates Marines blackballed by war-crimes case. They doubt the gesture is sincere.

The incident became one of the military's most high-profile cases since the Vietnam War.

February 8, 2018

A top U.S. general just said 4,000 American troops are in Syria. The Pentagon says there are only 500.

It has long been an open secret that the Pentagon has far more personnel involved in the campaign against the Islamic State than its publicly disclosed figures suggest.

October 31, 2017