iOS app Android app

Michael Wu
Michael Wu is the Energy Program Director for the Truman National Security Project and Center for National Policy, specializing in the connection between energy and national security.

Before joining the Truman Project, Michael served as a Fellow at the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment. Previously, he served at the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense (International Affairs) and worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA).

Michael is an officer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps Reserves, and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. When not chained to his desk, Michael can be found playing, watching, or blogging about basketball. He is a proud native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and an endlessly optimistic fan of the Golden State Warriors.

Entries by Michael Wu

The New Face of Our Military's Energy Security

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 2:49 PM

On an uncharacteristically overcast day in Southern California last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. It wasn't a stealth jet or drone, it wasn't a satellite or radar station, it wasn't even a cyber weapon. Instead, with a fleet of Nissan Leafs, Ford F-series trucks,...

Read Post

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

(2) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 7:13 PM

Amid Blue Angels airshows and Navy Seals leaping from helicopters last week at San Francisco's annual Fleet Week, the biggest news may be the commissioning of the Navy's newest ship, the USS America. An amphibious assault ship, the USS America will carry a Marine expeditionary unit into battle...

Read Post

Your Opportunity to Secure our Future

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:19 PM

Take a look around the world. Everywhere you turn you'll find a geopolitical mess at the intersection of energy, climate change, and global security. From airstrikes on oil fields and refineries in Iraq and Syria controlled by the Islamic State to natural gas crises in Ukraine...

Read Post

Clinton v. Paul: Competing Visions for America's Energy and Climate Future

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:12 AM

Last week, we saw two starkly contrasting visions of America's role in confronting climate change. At the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton articulated a vision of an American clean energy economy that would make this country stronger, safer, and more prosperous. The language Secretary Clinton used...

Read Post

Protect California's Energy Security

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 12:55 PM

This post was co-authored with with Andrea Marr.

Before the end of the legislative session this Friday, California legislators are pondering action worse than just kicking the can down the road -- they're actively considering taking a dive on our energy security.

California's climate law, AB32, has been hailed as...

Read Post