Fred Gedrich is a foreign policy and national security analyst. He has appeared on the BBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC and has been a guest on hundreds of radio stations throughout the country discussing world affairs and the Global War on Terror. His articles have been published and used by, among others, CBS News, Le Monde, The Miami Herald, National Review Online, New York Post, New York Daily News, and the Washington Times. He is also a contributing author on “War Footing” and “Redefining Sovereignty.”
Fred served in the U.S. Departments of Defense and State for nearly 30 years. He traveled throughout the United States and to U.S. missions in over 50 countries. He evaluated many of the most sophisticated weapon systems in the DoD arsenal. And his notable State Department assignments include Beijing, China during Tiananmen Square Massacre; Beirut, Lebanon under hostile conditions; Haiti during the embargo; several African countries undergoing political, economic, and social turmoil; and newly independent states in the former Soviet Union shortly after the collapse of the communist empire. He has also attended UN World Summits in Monterrey, Mexico and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Fred received a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes College and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. And he enjoys running, weightlifting, and traveling.