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Andrew C. McCarthy

Senior Fellow, National Review Institute

Andrew C. McCarthy, a former top federal prosecutor, is a Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute, a contributing editor at National Review, and a well known commentator on legal, national security, and political affairs. He also writes regularly for PJMedia and The New Criterion.

McCarthy is a former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York, best known for leading the prosecution against the Blind Sheik (Omar Abdel Rahman) and eleven other jihadists for waging a terrorist war against the United States – including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. After the 9/11 attacks, he supervised the U.S. attorney’s command-post near Ground Zero. He later served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Willful Blindness: A Memoir of Jihad (2008) and The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (2010), as well as Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy (2013). His latest book, released June 3, 2014, isFaithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.


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Upcoming Events
2015 National Security Symposium
International & National Security Law Practice Group
April 29, 2015
Publications and Multimedia
The Boston Terrorist Attack and Strategic Intelligence - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group
May 07, 2013
Al-Qaeda in the United States: A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offences - Podcast
International & National Security Practice Group Podcast
May 06, 2013
The Use of Lethal Force on U.S. Citizens - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
March 13, 2013
Meet the New Boss: Continuity in Presidential War Powers - Event Audio/Video
2011 National Lawyers Convention
November 10, 2011
2011 James Madison Award Presentation - Prepared Remarks
New York City Federalist Society 25th Anniversary Dinner
April 25, 2011
Terror Trials and Executive Power - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
January 28, 2011
The Civilian Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Online Debate
January 05, 2010
Detention and Trial of Terrorist Suspects - Event Audio/Video
International & National Security Law Practice Group
May 28, 2009
OLC Memos
Online Debate
April 24, 2009
The Independence of Federal Prosecutors - Event Audio/Video
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 15, 2007
Al-Marri: Al-Qaeda Prisoner Dentention Case
Online Debate
July 03, 2007
The U.S. Attorney Controversy - Event Audio
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
March 27, 2007