Frank J. Gaffney Jr. going by the name Frank Gaffney is an American anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist. Also, he is the founder and President of a center for security policy.
From the early 1970s till 1980, he worked for the federal government at several posts, indulging himself as assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs throughout the Reagan administration.
Frank Gaffney family
On April 5, 1953, Gaffney was born to Frank J. Gaffney Sr. and Virginia Reed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He grew in the environment of protests in the city which was for gaining control of American institutions and re-writing American history.
Frank Gaffney education and early life
Gaffney junior graduated from Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in 1975.
He also got his degree from Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Frank Gaffney career
He served as an aide at the beginning of his career in the federal government in the early 1970s in the office of Democratic Senator Henry M. Jackson, under Richard Perle.
Gaffney served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary from August 1983 of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration. He held this office under Perle.
Frank was on for the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for his dedicated work.
He then served as the acting Assistant Secretary for seven months. During this time, notwithstanding
He was debarred from his official post by senior Reagan administration officials from the then-ongoing arms control talks with the Soviet Union. This led to the eviction from the pentagon Gaffney contributed to the conservative media site Newsmax.
He wrote for the Washington times from 2012 to 2016 and the Jewish world review from 2000 to 2013. He is also the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program.
In 1988, Gaffney established the Center for Security Policy (CSP). This Washington, D.C.-based national security think tank is widely described as engaging in conspiracy theorizing by various individuals, media outlets, and organizations.
Its activities expose and research perceived jihadist threats to the United States.
On March 16, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced he would name Frank Gaffney as one of his National Security Advisors. Cruz said that Gaffney “is a serious thinker who has been focused on fighting jihadists, fighting jihadism across the globe“.
By far this age of 68, he’s been single and has no previous relationships and children. He has always been kind to some members of Republican political candidates, including Allen West, Chris Myers, and Jon Kyl.
He also was an executive producer of the documentary Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center.
Frank Gaffney net worth
Frank Gaffney has not revealed much about his net worth. His net worth is between $1 to $5 million.