We are a non-partisan network of foreign policy scholars and practitioners who believe in the power of American leadership to protect American national security.

Who We Are

The Vandenberg Coalition is a non-partisan network of foreign policy leaders, both experts and practitioners, advancing the position that the national security, prosperity, and freedom of the United States require a strong and proud foreign policy.

The Coalition aims to ensure that elected officials, candidates for government office, and the press have a common, credible and fact-based source of information on defense and foreign policy and access to a network of future leaders and practitioners committed to American leadership in the world.

There are critical moments in the life of every nation which call for the straightest, the plainest and the most courageous thinking of which we are capable. We confront such a moment now.

The Latest News and Events
Press Release

Press Release: Event on China Domestic Threat to the U.S.

The Vandenberg Coalition Press Release Tuesday, November 29, 2022 —The Vandenberg Coalition is hosting a virtual briefing for staff of Republican governors and Members of Congress on the rising threat of the Chinese Communist Party within the United States. The briefing will feature key experts from the Vandenberg Coalition network including the co-founder of the American Academy for Strategic Education Jacqueline Deal, former Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council Brian Cavanaugh, and former General Counsel of the National Security Agency Michael Ellis. Each of the briefers will use their extensive government experience to help attendees understand the extent to which the

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Future of Conservative Foreign Policy

Future of Conservative Foreign Policy with Senator Tom Cotton

The Vandenberg Coalition kicked off Season Two of its Future of Conservative Foreign Policy Series with a conversation with U.S. Senator Tom Cotton to discuss his vision for American foreign policy & national security, what he expects from the incoming 118th Congress, his new book ‘Only the Strong’, and more.

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Beyond the Water’s Edge Special Edition: Biden’s NSS | October 19, 2022

What Grade Does Biden’s National Security Strategy Get? | Biden’s Rather Rhetorical National Strategy | Why Biden’s National Security Strategy is Destined to Fail | Biden’s New National Security Strategy: A Lot of Trump, Very Little Obama | In U.S. Security Strategy, China ‘Only Competitor’, India Key Partner | Towards a Biden Doctrine: U.S. National Interest or Global Commitment

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Our Team

The Vandenberg Coalition’s team represents former government officials who have worked across multiple presidential administrations and have seen firsthand the critical role American leadership plays in preserving American security.