Eric Schmitt is a senior correspondent for The New York Times who covers terrorism and national security. He is co-author of "Counterstrike: the Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda." For three decades, he has covered military and national security affairs for The Times, and has made two dozen reporting trips to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and West Africa. He has a bachelor's degree from Williams College and attended Harvard University's Executive Program on National and International Security. He earned a Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. Mr. Schmitt has shared two Pulitzer Prizes. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Reared in the San Francisco Bay area, Mr. Schmitt now lives with his family in Fairfax, Va.