For 25 years, the Center for Security Policy has pioneered the organization, management and direction of public policy coalitions to promote U.S. national security. Even more importantly, the Center’s mission has been to secure the adoption of the products of such efforts by skillfully enlisting support from executive branch officials, key legislators, other public policy organizations and opinion-shapers in the media and the public at large. The Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Fred Fleitz is the President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy. He served in 2018 as a Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump and Chief of Staff to National Security Adviser John Bolton. Before his White House position, Fleitz was Senior Vice President of the Center for Security Policy. He previously served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years with the CIA, DIA, the Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff.
Fleitz has extensive national security experience with the executive and legislative branches of government. Fleitz’s work for the CIA included serving as a political analyst, military analyst, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) analyst and collection officer. He supported intelligence collection to defend against WMD attacks with the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) collection projects against WMD targets for CIA and DIA. Fleitz served at the State Department for four years as Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control. In that job, Fleitz was a U.S. delegate to several major international arms control conferences, including the International Atomic Energy Board of Governors and the UN General Assembly. In his five years with the House Intelligence Committee staff, Fleitz was a senior aide to Chairman Peter Hoekstra and the committee’s expert on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs.
Fleitz is the author of “Peacekeeping Fiascoes of the 1990s” (2002); “Obamabomb: A Dangerous and Growing National Security Fraud” (2016); “Putin’s Reset: The Bear is Back and How America Must Respond” (2016); and “The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare” (2018). Fleitz has appeared on many American and international TV and radio programs to discuss international security issues, including Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, BBC, ITN (UK), Sky News, Sky News Arabia, al-Hurra, The Blaze, One America News and others. Fleitz’s op-eds and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, National Review, Investor’s Business Daily, the Jerusalem Post, the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and other publications. Fleitz holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in Political Economy from Fordham University in New York.
Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy, a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988.
Under President Ronald Reagan, he acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He served as chairman of the High Level Group (NATO’s senior politico-military committee) and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle. He was also a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Gaffney is the lead author of “War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World” and co-author of “Sharia: The Threat to America” and “See No Sharia: ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and the Disarming of America’s First Lines of Defense.” He hosts Secure Freedom Radio, an hour-long, nationally syndicated program that airs every weeknight. His daily “Secure Freedom Minute” commentaries are heard on 200 stations coast-to-coast. He is a featured contributor to Breitbart Radio and a columnist for Breitbart.com. He appears often on national and international television networks such as Fox News, CNN and BBC. Over the years, his op-ed articles have appeared in such publications as: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, National Review, Newsday, American Legion Magazine and Commentary.
Gaffney’s leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including: the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award (1987), the U.S. Business and Industry Council’s Defender of the National Interest Award (1994), the Navy League of the United States’ “Alfred Thayer Mahan Literary Achievement Award” (1999), and the Zionist Organization of America’s “Louis Brandeis Award” (2003).
He received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
‘Secure Freedom Radio’ Syndication
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