Fred Fleitz

Vice Chair, Center for American Security

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

- Margaret Thatcher

Fred Fleitz is originally from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, and serves as Vice Chair of AFPI’s Center for American Security. He also is a Newsmax TV contributor. Fleitz served in 2018 as a Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council. Fleitz 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 is a prolific writer who has written extensively on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear program, the growing threat to U.S. security from China, the politicization of U.S. intelligence and many other national security topics. He is the author or editor of seven books. Fleitz’s last book, Defending Against Biothreats: What We Can Learn from the Coronavirus Pandemic to Enhance U.S. Defenses Against Pandemics and Biological Weapons, was published in 2020. Fleitz holds a B.A. in Politics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an M.A. in Political Economy from Fordham University in New York. He lives in Frederick, Maryland with his wife Julie, who he met at the CIA, and his daughter Marie. 

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