Frank is the
Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in
Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan
educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s
leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally
recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating
analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a
nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the
country. On Secure Freedom Radio, Mr. Gaffney addresses current and
emerging threats to national security, sovereignty and our ways of
life. Featured guests have included Newt Gingrich, John Bolton,
Donald Rumsfeld and many current and former policymakers and elected
Gaffney is the publisher and associate author of Shariah: The Threat
to America (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010). With an
introduction by former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, New York Times
bestseller Andrew C. McCarthy and Lt. General Harry Soyster as well
as contributions from the 19-member Team B II, this highly acclaimed
report provides a comprehensive and articulate “second opinion” on
the official characterizations and assessments of the threat of
political Islam as put forward by the US Government. Shariah: The
Threat draws upon the work of the Center for Security Policy and
offers practical steps for mobilizing the our law enforcement, our
elected officials and the American public to defend out country from
those who would do us harm.
Mr. Gaffney also contributes actively to the security policy debate
in his capacity as a weekly columnist for the Washington Times,
TownHall.com , and
Newsmax.com . He is a
contributor to BigPeace.com
and his columns also appear periodically in
WorldNetDaily.com , and
. He is a featured weekly contributor to Lars Larson’s syndicated
radio program as well as Greg Garrison’s show and a frequent guest
on syndicated programs with hosts like: Sean Hannity, Mark Levin,
Hugh Hewitt, Janet Parshall, and Jim Bohannan. In addition, 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.
In April 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to
become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security
Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with
responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control
and U.S.-European defense relations. He acted in that capacity for
seven months during which time, he was the Chairman of the
prestigious High Level Group, NATO’s senior politico-military
committee. He also represented the Secretary of Defense in key
U.S.-Soviet negotiations and ministerial meetings.
From August 1983 until November 1987, Mr. Gaffney was the Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control
Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle.
From February 1981 to August 1983, Mr. Gaffney was a Professional
Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by
Senator John Tower (R-Texas). And, in the latter 1970’s, Mr. Gaffney
served as an aide to the late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson
(D-Washington) in the areas of defense and foreign policy.
Mr. Gaffney holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies
from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International
Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Mr. 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).
Mr. Gaffney was born in 1953 and resides in the Washington area.