You may have seen recent press reports that President Trump is considering nominating the Center’s President and CEO Fred Fleitz to be the next Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The occupant of this Cabinet-level post serves as the President’s principal intelligence adviser and coordinates the work of America’s intelligence agencies.
While the White House has yet to confirm these reports, I want you to know that we believe Fred would be an excellent choice for this important post. We also regard his possible candidacy as evidence of the high regard with which the Center for Security Policy is held by President Trump and his key subordinates.
Whether this appointment eventuates or not, we look forward to continuing to work closely with the Trump administration in furthering its national security strategy and agenda rooted explicitly in the tried-and-true philosophy of “peace through strength.” We are extremely proud of the fact that the President has embraced over thirty of the policy recommendations the Center for Security Policy has recommended over the past 31 years of promoting that philosophy. And we are profoundly grateful to all those whose support over the year has made such work possible.
You have probably seen positive and negative articles on the possibility of Fred Fleitz being nominated to be the DNI. You can be sure that many more will follow if the President announces his intention to nominate him to this post. In the meantime, I hope you will take a look at this insightful piece by Debra Hein published in American Greatness on July 12 concerning the prospect of Fred being entrusted with the role of the top official in the U.S. intelligence community: Trump May Replace DNI Dan Coats With National Security Expert Fred Fleitz — Who Wants to ‘Sharply Scale Back’ ODNI.
Watch this space for further updates and developments.