Published: Jun 20, 2014 10:06 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Former U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North led a counter-insurgency marines platoon, winning a Silver Star and Purple Heart.  He was appointed a deputy-director of the National Security Council by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and played a key role in a series of controversial military and security actions.  He's in Southwest Florida today promoting his new book Counterfeit Lies.  Lt. Col. North stopped by the WINK News This Morning to discuss his novel and give insight into the current crisis in Iraq.