Press Releases

See the latest below from The Vandenberg Coalition:


Secretary Wilkie’s Remarks on Foreign Policy​

We must stand against the savagery of the mullahs, or what will this country become? This is not a Jewish problem; it’s a question of humanity. If we don’t stand, if we don’t proclaim the greatness and goodness of the American nation, one day they will come for us and there will be new billboards on Bragg Boulevard.

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Israel Under Attack

Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Debating China? | To Win the ‘New Cold War’ Forget the ‘First Cold War’ | The War in Ukraine Unfolds Alongside a Military Build-Up in the Asia-Pacific | Alliance of the Weak: Why Russia and North Korea are Joining Forces | Cuba’s Role in the Chinese-Russian Terrorist Network | Hungary Is Not Out to Scuttle Sweden and NATO | A Dangerous Strategy: Examining the Biden Administration’s Failures on Iran

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Statement from Conservative Leaders in Support of Ukraine Aid

Conservative Leaders Call for Additional Military Aid to Ukraine
October 4, 2023 —The Vandenberg Coalition, a network of conservative national security professionals that promotes a strong and proud American foreign policy, released a public letter signed by over 100 leading conservatives urging Congressional Republicans to increase support for Ukraine. 

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Press Release: The Vandenberg Coalition’s National Security Media Fellowship

The Vandenberg Coalition Press Release As part of our mission to promote a strong and proud U.S. foreign policy and to develop future leaders, we launched our inaugural National Security Media Fellowship from Tuesday, February 28 to Thursday, March 2, 2023.  The purpose of the fellowship is to identify emerging leaders in American journalism and provide strong policy ideas and resources for them over the course of their careers.  Both national security leaders and the press share a commitment to advancing American values. It is critical that we remove any obstacles in the way of strong relationships between both groups, given

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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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Open Letter to U.S. Public Universities on Uyghur Genocide

The Athenai Institute

April 26, 2022

Bottom Line: The Vandenberg Coalition is proud to sign the Athenai Institute’s open letter urging U.S. public universities to divest their endowments of and sever ties with PRC entities currently perpetrating genocide against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang Province.

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A New Coalition to Advance U.S. Global Interests

By Elliott Abrams

The Wall Street Journal

April 28, 2021


The U.S. is at a critical crossroads when it comes to the defense of American freedom, security and prosperity. Around the world, the U.S. faces significant national-security threats […] None of these challenges will disappear if America abandons the international role it has maintained since World War II as the superpower leader of the free world. Each threat requires U.S. leadership if the country’s security, economic interests, and values are to be protected. That is why today I am joining with 75 other national security scholars and practitioners to launch the Vandenberg Coalition, a new network committed to advancing a strong and proud American foreign policy.

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