About the Show
Listeners of Secure Freedom Radio get four of the best and most concise intelligence briefings in each show from the experts and policy makers on a spectrum of national security and foreign policy topics all while being entertained.
Secure Freedom Radio in Washington DC is the place where national security policy makers both listen to and contribute to the content. That’s because, like all informed voters, they need depth in national security and foreign policy media that cuts past the sound bites to the heart of consequential issues. Our guests and regular contributors include past and present government officials, lawmakers, military personnel, experts, journalists, commentators and freedom fighters, from here and abroad.
Secure Freedom Radio airs week nights at 9 PM and from noon to 3 PM on Saturdays on 1260 AM WRC in Washington DC. Secure Freedom Radio is one of three radio projects of the Center for Security Policy which generate informative national security audio content.
Frank Gaffney’s daily national security commentary, Secure Freedom Minute, airs each day on the Encounter Magazine Radio Show on the Bott Radio Network. Encounter Magazine airs 3:00-3:30 PM (EST). Learn more here about the broadcasting stations that air the show. Bott Radio Network now operates 90 broadcast signals covering 50 million people in 15 states.
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).