Fred Fleitz served in 2018 as a Deputy Assistant to President Trump and Chief of Staff to National Security Adviser John Bolton and is currently President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy. At the time of this interview, Fleitz was Director of the Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET), a commercial intelligence analysis service owned by Newsmax.com. Fleitz covers part of the contemporary history of Iran concerning nuclear proliferation, North Korea, Africa, and relations with western countries including the Bush and Obama administrations.
I worked on national security issues for the US government for 25 years. I was a CIA analyst for 19 years. I worked for John Bolton as his Chief of Staff at the State Department when he was Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security for about 3 and a half years. I was with the House Intelligence Committee for about 5 years and, that doesn’t add up to 25 because some of these jobs overlapped and in most of my jobs I covered proliferation, including the Iranian and North Korean WMD programs, especially the nuclear programs. When I was with the House Intelligence Committee one of my jobs was looking at finished intelligence by the intelligence community and I had the task of reading and briefing to national intelligence estimates on the Iranian nuclear program to members of the House of Representatives on the Intelligence Committee so this gave me a pretty good background of both the open source and the classified information on Iran’s precision nuclear weapons.