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Andrew C. McCarthy
Director, FDD's Center for Law and Counterterrorism

Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and a Contributor at National Review Online.  From 1993 through 1996, while an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he led the prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, in which a dozen Islamic militants were convicted of conducting a war of urban terrorism against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks.  Mr. McCarthy also made major contributions to the prosecutions of the bombers of the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the Millennium plot attack Los Angeles International Airport. 

Following the September 11 attacks, Mr. McCarthy supervised the U.S. Attorney's Anti-Terrorism Command Post in New York City, coordinating investigative and preventive efforts with numerous federal and state law enforcement and intelligence agencies.  From 1999 through 2003, he was the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District's satellite office, responsible for federal law enforcement in six counties north of New York City.

Mr. McCarthy is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Justice Department's highest honors: the Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award (1996) and Distinguished Service Award (1988).  He has served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and as an Associate Independent Counsel in the investigation of a former cabinet official.  He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law both at the Fordham University School of Law and at New York Law School. 

He writes extensively on a variety of legal, social and political issues for National Review and Commentary, among other publications, as well as providing commentary for various television and radio broadcasts. 


Andrew McCarthy Participates in Popular Debate Series (04/13/2007)
Andrew McCarthy Discusses Iraq at Federalist Society Luncheon (04/13/2007)
Andrew McCarthy Speaks at ABA Event (03/29/2007)
FDD Senior Fellow Participates in Judicial Review Panel (07/11/2005)
FDD Senior Fellow Testifies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary (05/10/2005)
FDD Senior Fellow Testified Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary (04/20/2005)

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We Need a National Security Court (07/16/2007) (Whitepapers)
Federal Judge Intrudes Upon Executive Authority to Designate Terrorist Organizations (05/16/2007) (Whitepapers)
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: High Court Should Uphold Executive Wartime Powers (12/16/2005) (Commentary)
Notes & Comments (10/19/2004) (Notes & Comments)

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Print & Online
The ACLU Loses in Court The Weekly Standard (07/14/2007)
For Senator Clinton, It's 1993 All over Again National Review Online (07/10/2007)
Living History .. with the New York Times National Review Online (07/09/2007)
Andrew McCarthy Discusses Al-Qaeda Prisoner Dentention Case (07/03/2007)
Islamic Terror Strikes the U.K. ...Again National Review Online (07/02/2007)

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The Blind Truth Syndicated Radio (07/25/2007)
The Michael Graham Show 96.9 FM WTKK (07/17/2007)
Bill Bennett's Morning in America Syndicated Radio (07/03/2007)
The Steve Malzberg Show WOR Radio Network (07/03/2007)
The Suzanne LaFrankie Show Syndicated Radio (07/02/2007)

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Experts Analyze Current Terror Threat (07/11/2007)
Controversy Over Informants' Roles in JFK Probe New York Newday (06/10/2007)
What Might Have Been National Review Online (06/08/2007)
Papers Portray Plot as More Talk Than Action The New York Times (06/03/2007)
Another Must Read (01/10/2007)

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International Media
The Last Angry Man AM 940 Montreal (06/07/2007)
The Breakfast Club Jamaica Radio (02/14/2007)
The World Tonight with Rob Breckenridge CHQR 770, Calgary Radio (10/18/2006)
The Rob Breckenridge Show Corus Entertainment (Canada) (12/19/2005)
The Breakfast Club Jamaican Syndicated Radio (11/16/2005)

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