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Eric Schmitt

@EricSchmittNYT

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Senior writer, The New York Times () covering terrorism and national security issues. Co-author, Counterstrike

Washington, D.C.
Joined July 2011
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Eric Schmitt
a day ago
A U.S. drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed 10 people, including seven children. What happened? The military targeted the wrong car from the start and it got worse from there
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Eric Schmitt
2 days ago
NEW: Air Force names Lt. Gen. Sam Said, the Air Force inspector general, to review U.S. Central Command's investigation into botched drone strike in Kabul on Aug. 29 that killed 10 civilians, including seven children. Said has 45 days to complete his work
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Ronen Bergman
5 days ago
At first the news that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's chief nuclear scientist, had been assassinated did not surprise me. The Mossad had been after him and Iranian security knew it and had made him the most heavily guarded person in the country.
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Ford School
9 days ago
WATCH: “Key developments in counterterrorism and national security since 9/11.” Featuring former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, foreign policy strategist @Farah_Pandith, and journalist @EricSchmittNYT: .
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Eric Schmitt
9 days ago
Pentagon facing limitations in its inquiry into a deadly drone strike in Kabul, but still defends the attack that killed as many as 10 civilians w/@helenecooper
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Ford School
11 days ago
Tomorrow in #PolicyTalks: Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, foreign policy strategist @Farah_Pandith, and journalist @EricSchmittNYT. 📆 Monday, 9/13 🕒 4 - 5 p.m. ET Moderated by associate professor of practice Javed Ali.
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Eric Schmitt
12 days ago
Was he an ISIS facilitator driving a car packed with explosives or an aid worker dropping off water and supplies? A Times investigation into a deadly drone strike in Kabul raises questions
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Eric Schmitt
12 days ago
U.S. Army Green Berets were in West Africa training troops in Guinea. Last week, those troops took off on a mission not in the American playbook: They staged a coup w/@declanwalsh
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Eric Schmitt
16 days ago
With each passing hour, American analysts watched with dread as pieces of a plot to bomb Kabul's airport appeared to be “lining up." But now there are questions about a strike that killed as many as 10 civilians
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Eric Schmitt
21 days ago
U.S. military's top general calls Taliban "ruthless" but says it's still "possible" that U.S. will cooperate with them to fight ISIS-K in Afghanistan w/@helenecooper
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Eric Schmitt
21 days ago
U.S. military commanders worked closely with the Taliban to evacuate more than 120,000 people from Kabul's international airport. But Pentagon leaders are now wary of future cooperation with its erstwhile enemy in Afghanistan w/@helenecooper
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