Steve Pieczenik

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(author, publisher, businessman)
Born7 December 1943
Havana, Cuba
Alma materCornell University, MIT
Interests • “War on Terror”
• Aldo Moro
• False Flags
Highly qualified US government insider turned whistleblower/regime critic.

Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD is a highly qualified US government insider turned outspoken skeptic of the "war on terror".[1] He was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and/or Senior Policy Planner under Secretaries Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, George Shultz and James Baker. In his book "We Killed Aldo Moro" he outlines his role in the official US handling of the kidnapping and murder of Italian prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978 as an envoy of then president Jimmy Carter.[2] As International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator under Secretaries Kissinger and Vance he developed conflict resolution techniques that helped save over five hundred hostages in different hostage crises including the Hanafi Moslem Seizure in Washington, DC, the TWA Croatian Hijacking, the Aldo Moro Kidnapping, the JRA Hijacking, the PLO Hijacking, and many other incidents involving people and groups such as Idi Amin, Muammar Gaddafi, Carlos the Jackal, FARC, Abu Nidal and Saddam Hussein. In addition, he helped develop negotiation strategies for major US- Soviet arms control summits under the Reagan administration. He was also involved in advising senior officials on important psycho-political dynamics and conflict mediation strategies for President Carter's successful Camp David Peace Conference. In 1991, Pieczenik was Chief Architect of the Cambodian Peace Conference in Paris.


Steve Pieczenik grew up in Toulouse, France for six years. His family then migrated to the United States where they settled in New York City. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He earned a New York State Regent's Scholarship and at age sixteen started at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. In 1964, Dr. Pieczenik received a B.A. degree in Pre-Medicine and Psychology. At the age of 20 he received a full scholarship to attend Cornell University Medical College in New York City, where he obtained an M.D. After completing medical school in 1968, he attended Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut where he did a rotating internship. He gained a Ph.D. in International Relations from MIT. [3]


In 1969, Pieczenik was drafted into the United States Public Health Service where he eventually obtained the rank of USPHS Captain (O6). He was sent to run three psychiatric wards at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC. After receiving one of four prestigious National Institutes of Mental Health scholarships allowing him to attend any psychiatric residency program in the United States, he enrolled in a residency program in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical College at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Pieczenik became board certified in Psychiatry and was a board examiner for ten years in both Psychiatry and Neurology.

During his residency program at Harvard, Pieczenik simultaneously studeied for a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Toward the end of his residency he received two Harry C. Solomon Awards for his research on Hierarchy of Ego Defense Mechanisms in Foreign Policy Decision Making and Cognitive Behavioral Determinants for the Treatment of Borderline Patients. This latter paper became the foundation for utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.[4] No one else in the history of Harvard Medical College had ever received two Harry C. Solomon Awards.[citation needed]

Government Work

Pieczenik received the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) fellowship where he was recruited by Lawrence Eagleburger as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Management. In that position he created the Office to Combat Terrorism and the Family Liaison Office. He reorganized the medical department within the State Department, merging the Department of Cultural Affairs and US Information Agency into one organization: the International Communications Agency.

Pieczenik created first hostage survival courses in the US government and became famous for developing the strategy and tactics for rescuing hostages around the world.[5] His hostage negotiation skills are thought to have helped save many lives. He developed basic tenets for psychological warfare, counter "terrorism", strategy and tactics for trans-cultural negotiations for the US State Department, military and intelligence communities and other agencies of the US Government.

Role in the Aldo Moro Affair

The following is reported in the UK Daily Telegraph:

.... Aldo Moro, who had been prime minister for a total of more than five years between 1963 and 1976, was snatched at gunpoint from his car in Rome. He had been heading to parliament for a crucial vote on a ground-breaking alliance he had proposed between the Christian Democrat Party and the Italian Communist Party. The alliance enraged both sides of the political spectrum in Italy, and also upset both Moscow and Washington. Moro's widow, Eleonora, later said Henry Kissinger had warned her husband against his strategy. "You will pay dearly for it," he is alleged to have said. Mr Pieczenik said he was part of a "crisis committee" headed by Francesco Cossiga, the interior minister. Moro was held for 54 days. Mr Pieczenik said the committee was jolted into action by the fear that Moro would reveal state secrets in an attempt to free himself. A false statement, attributed to the Red Brigades, was leaked saying that Moro was dead. Mr Pieczenick said that this had a dual purpose; to prepare the Italian public for the worst, and to let the Red Brigades know that the state would not negotiate for Moro, and considered him already dead. The following month, Moro was shot and placed in the back of a car in central Rome, midway between the headquarters of the Communist Party and the Christian Democrats. In a documentary on French television last weekend, Mr Cossiga admitted the committee had taken the decision to release the false statement. [2]

A notable feature of Pieczenik's involvement in the Aldo Moro affair is that he has consistently refused to testify about the incident before Italian Parliamentary investigations. [6] He has however written a work of fiction based on it titled "Terror and Counter Terror" - ISBN 0595348882 .

Later activities

Pieczenik is the author[7] and creator of twenty-six New York Times Bestsellers. His experiences in government and international crisis management were the bases of Tom Clancy's characters Jack Ryan and Richard Clark. Dr. Pieczenik was co-creator with Tom Clancy of Tom Clancy's Op-Center, Tom Clancy's Net Force and the Commander Series.

Bin Laden's Early Death Claim

On May 3rd, 2011, Alex Jones aired an interview in which Pieczenik claimed that Osama Bin Laden had died of Marfan syndrome back in July of 2001, and that the attacks on the United States on 9/11 were part of a false flag operation by the US government insiders.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Piezenik's has been involved in the realms of literature, entrepreneurship, business development, nutraceuticals and medicine. In the early 1990s, Dr. Pieczenik helped found Mid-Atlantic Angel Investors Club. He developed startups in radio frequency identification (RFID), object compression video and telephone ring tones. He was managing director of Kidder Peabody in New York City, where he was brought in to clean it out and prepare it for sale.

Books and Television Series

Pieczenik has helped developed the popular book, television, audio and internet series called Tom Clancy’s Op-Center, Tom Clancy’s NetForce and Tom Clancy’s Commander Series.

Nutritional Biochemistry, Inc.

In 2006 Pieczenik teamed up with John Neustadt, ND to create Nutritional Biochemistry, Incorporated (NBI) in Bozeman, MT. NBI focused on creating niche dietary supplements.

NBI Pharmaceuticals

Based on the research Steve Pieczenik conducted over the years with NBI, Dr. Pieczenik and Dr. Neustadt founded NBI Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated, also in Bozeman, MT. NBI Pharmaceuticals was founded in August 2010 and focuses on developing drugs for the orphan drug space.

External links


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  3. Bloomberg Business Profile Bloomberg Business Week 13 May 2011
  4. Pieczenik, Steven R. (January 1976), "Foreign Policy, Ego-Defense Mechanisms, and Balance-of-Power Vulnerability.", American Journal of Psychotherapy, 30 (1): 4–14,
  6. Pieczenik's personal web site
  7. Pieczenik, Steve (1997). State of Emergency (First ed.). Putnam Adult. ISBN 0399143238.