National security summit comes to Iowa

Keeping your family safe is one of your top priorities. But we live in a nation where not everyone takes security seriously.

That’s why The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation is partnering with the Center for Security Policy and High Frontier to introduce the Iowa National Security Action Summit on May 16.

The Action Summit – headlined by Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, U.S. Rep. Steve King, Dr. Ben Carson, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Donald Trump, and more – will cover four key topics of interest to both our nation and the state of Iowa:

  1. The threat from Iran, Shariah, and the global jihad movement
  2. Border insecurity and illegal immigration
  3. The hollowing out of the U.S. military
  4. America’s electrical power grid and threats to critical infrastructure


The event will be held will be held May 16 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Point of Grace Church, 305 NE Dartmoor Drive, Waukee, Iowa.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Eventbrite website. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Confirmed speakers include Rep. King; Sen. Santorum; Gov. Jindal; Dr. Carson; businessman Donald Trump; Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO, The FAMiLY LEADER; Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, ret.); Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch; Dr. Henry Cooper, chairman, High Frontier; Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director, Task Force on National & Homeland Security; Peter Huessy, president, GeoStrategic Analysis; and Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.

Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation, said, “We welcome Frank Gaffney and his team to Iowa and are very grateful to partner with the Center for Security Policy to help provide an Iowa focus on national security and the dangers facing America’s families.”

The Iowa National Security Action Summit is designed to ensure that our national security receives the attention it requires from elected officials and their constituents, alike – both at the federal and state level.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr., president of the Center for Security Policy, said, “Americans are increasingly aware that the world is becoming an ever more dangerous place. They expect their leaders to protect them and our vital interests around the world. The National Security Action Summit is a place where the best minds convene to lay out the best ideas for doing that.”

Press credentials will be required for the event. Members of the press may contact Drew Zahn at, 515-263-3495, ext.109 (office), 515-835-9645 (cell), to request credentials.

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