The National Security Roundtable

cordially invites its MEMBERS to a Cocktail Reception, Briefing & Discussion with

Andrew C. McCarthy

Former Federal Terrorism Prosecutor;
Lead Prosecutor in 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Case; and
Former Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of Defense

"Trying Terrorists In Civilian Courts: Recent Developments"
(Part I)

Thursday, January 6, 2011
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York, NY


Andrew McCarthy served for 18 years as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, leading the Justice Department team that prosecuted the notorious Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman (aka the "Blind Sheik") and other jihadists in the wake of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks.

Following the 9/11 attacks, 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. He was also involved in prosecutions against those responsible for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, and the 2000 Millennium plot to attack Los Angeles International Airport, and he is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2004, McCarthy served at the Pentagon as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

McCarthy has been an Adjunct Professor at both Fordham University's School of Law and New York Law School, and a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Federal Witness Protection Program. In addition to being a contributing editor at National Review, he writes extensively for publications such as The Wall Street JournalCommentaryThe Weekly StandardUSA Today and many others, and is a frequent commentator on television and nationally syndicated radio broadcasts. He is the author of the bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, April 14, 2008), in which he draws on his years of experience on the front-lines of radical Islam's jihad against the U.S., to deliver a comprehensive and scathing review of America's response to our enemy's declaration of war.