Amherst Association of Boston

cordially invites you to the


"Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's
Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda."
Eric Schmitt (Williams College '82)

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Union Club
8 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108

Graduates of classes 2007 - 2011 with adva nce reservation $32
Graduates of classes prior to 2007 and Guests with advance reservation $38
After Friday, June 1, if space is available, $45
Cancellations will be accepted until Friday, June 1, 2012
Seats are limited, so please respond by June 1, 2012

For reservations mail check payable* to 'The College Luncheon Series' to:
Bert Welling
9 Forest Edge
Plymouth, MA 02360
*Please indicate your college affiliation on your check.
You will not receive a ticket in the mail; your name will be on an admission list at the door.

Schmitt is a terrorism correspondent for The New York Times.  He has embedded with troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Pakistan and has twice been a member of Times reporting teams that were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.  Schmitt will discuss the American government's successes and shortcomings in its decade-long fight against Al Qaeda since the Sept. 11 attacks.  The U.S. government has used a variety of strategies and tactics - including a dramatic increase in Special Operations missions, secret cyber-spoofing schemes to throw terrorists off balance, and an updated version of Cold War deterrence aimed at deterring attacks by Al Qaeda and its regional franchises.  Schmitt will also look ahead at the Arab Spring, a year later; the Iran-Israel showdown; and homegrown terrorists here in the U.S.

Questions? Please contact Bert Welling at or (508) 209-0078.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 12:00 to 14:00