What It’s About: Despite promises that the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (the JCPOA) would bring Iran into the community of nations and end its malign behavior, not only did this not happen, but Iran's behavior worsened. Calling the JCPOA "the worse deal ever," President Trump withdrew from the JCPOA after he installed John Bolton as his National Security Adviser. Ten months after the U.S. withdrawal, the major flaws of the nuclear deal, and Iranian cheating on it, became obvious and vindicated the President's decision. The Administration is now pursuing a better approach to deal with the broad set of threats posed by Iran, in concert with America's Mideast allies. The presenter will provide an overview of the threat from Iran in light of Administration policy and its goals.
Presenter: Fred Fleitz, President and CEO of Center for Security Policy, was Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to National Security Adviser John Bolton. He has served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years with the CIA, DIA, Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff. Fleitz is the author of Peacekeeping Fiascoes of the 1990s (2002); Obamabomb: A Dangerous and Growing National Security Fraud (2016); and, The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare (2018). He has been invited to discuss international security issues on several U.S. and international TV and radio programs, including FOX News, MSNBC, BBC, Sky News, al-Hurra, and The Blaze. His op-eds and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Investor’s Business Daily, the Jerusalem Post, and the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.