Susan Ellingwood is the editor of Room for Debate, The New York Times’ online opinion forum. She joined the Times in 2004 as a staff editor on the op-ed page. Earlier in her career she was a news editor on the foreign desk of The Wall Street Journal and also worked at The New Republic and The New Yorker. She was the editor of the 2002 book “What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001” and a co-editor of “America at War / The Battle for Iraq: A View From the Frontlines,” published in 2003. A former U.S. Army officer, she was an associate producer of “Last Letters Home,” a Times/HBO documentary.