Steve Pieczenik

Former State Dept official: 'No Easy Day' is 'cowardly' fiction

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By Elliott Freeman
Sept. 4. 2012

Former senior State Department official Steve Pieczenik has blasted 'No Easy Day', the new book about the Osama Bin Laden raid, calling the publisher and military brass "cowards" who created the story to cover up Bin Laden's death years ago.

Pieczenik, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Policy Planner under Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, made the explosive remarks in an uncensored interview with radio talk show host Alex Jones.

As the State Department's International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator, Pieczenik was also responsible for the rescue of over 500 hostages in a variety of terrorism incidents, and his real-life exploits became the inspiration for the Jack Ryan character in Tom Clancy's best-selling spy novels.