David DeBatto

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David DeBatto writes for The NewStandard. He is a former US Army Counterintelligence Special Agent who served in Iraq in 2003, operating as a team leader of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team (THT) in the heart of the Sunni Triangle.

He has given news analysis of events in the Middle East and the Global War on Terrorism on numerous radio and television networks including Fox News, CNN, NPR and MSNBC. David is widely quoted as a source for terrorism and national security related stories by several leading news organizations. He writes a weekly column for DefenseWatch on and a monthly newsletter, CI Advisor.

David is currently writing the first of a four-part fiction series for Warner Books called CI: Army Counterintelligence, due out in May 2005. He will be guest hosting a special edition of Newsmakers on CN8, the Comcast Cable TV Network in Boston on July 26 on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, discussing homeland security and terrorism issues with some of the most influential leaders in the country.

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The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.